Cape Cod has an Opioid Problem

From the Falmouth Police:

Public Service Message- FPD has responded to four overdoses including three deaths over the past two days. It is apparent that there is a lethal opioid product that has surfaced in Falmouth. We urge the public to please call 911 right away if you become aware that someone is experiencing an overdose. Anyone struggling with addiction is urged to seek help and if you do not know where that help is please call the FPD where we will try to get immediate assistance to those who may be struggling

and in Yarmouth  Police responded to a residence for a wellness check shortly after 1 p.m. on March 6 and discovered a dead 53-year-old woman. Officers located evidence of heroin use in the kitchen, including an uncapped needle, a spoon with residue, a cotton ball, prescription drug bottles and Narcan, according to a Yarmouth police report. 

Miles Taylor, 34, of Brewster, was released on $2,500 bail after pleading not guilty Friday in Barnstable District Court to possession with intent to distribute a Class A drug and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

A second man arrested in connection with the case, Todd Brown, of Chatham, is expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Barnstable District Court.


UPDATED! On Friday, March 29, 2019 at 2AM, Yarmouth Police Department Patrol Officers Michael Cheung and Rick Aprea observed a suspicious gray Honda Civic motor vehicle at Thatcher Shore Park Beach in South Yarmouth well after the closing hours of 10PM.

Upon checking the vehicle they found two men inside using illegal drugs.

Patrol Officer Ryan Brule arrived as back up and the Officers observed drugs inside the vehicle and both men admitted that he had “shot up.’”

Both men were placed under arrest and transported to 
Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters

Found in the vehicle were pills, heron/fentanyl, dozens of brand new hypodermic needles, two blue rubber tie offs (one on each driver and passenger floor board), a gold colored bottle cap with a wire on it (makeshift spoon), and used and corner cut clear baggies.

Three stories, five towns, and a problem that spans across Cape Cod. Have you or anyone you know been affected by this epidemic? The rise in fentanyl and addiction rates is exposing itself all over Cape Cod. What started as stray needles in parking lots has turned into this problem. We can’t stick our heads in the sand any longer. Something has to be done. Any suggestions?