WAREHAM – A police search warrant Wednesday yielded crack cocaine, heroin, Oxycodone, a 9 mm handgun with ammo, and three arrests.
Police said detectives executed the warrant at 223 Gatehouse Drive in East Wareham after an investigation into illegal drug sales from the apartment.
Prior to entering the apartment with the search warrant, detectives noticed a woman, later identified as 40-year-old Mellissa MacDonald, leave the apartment and meet with another woman in a vehicle parked in a nearby business parking lot, police said. MacDonald was approached at that time and placed under arrest for a previously obtained warrant. During the arrest in the parking lot, police said, MacDonald was found to be in possession of a plastic baggie containing suspected crack cocaine.
The driver of the vehicle, 53-year-old Laura Alden of Buzzards Bay, was placed under arrest when detectives found a small amount of heroin and drug paraphernalia in her possession, police said.
Detectives then executed the search warrant at apartment 223 Gatehouse Drive, which is the residence of MacDonald and 46-year-old Louis Andrade, who was present at the time of the entry, police said.
Upon entering the apartment detectives located plastic baggies containing crack cocaine (16 grams) and heroin (three grams), along with pills later identified as Oxycodone, police said.
Several drug paraphernalia items, including a digital scale, plastic baggies, and Inositol were also found throughout the apartment. As the search continued, detectives found 9 mm ammunition inside a sneaker, then located an unloaded 9 mm handgun with an attached clip containing seven rounds, which was found in the apartment air conditioning duct.
The arrests and charges included: Louis Andrade, 46, 223 Gatehouse Drive (Union Pond Apts.), charged with distributing class A substance (heroin), distributing class B substance (cocaine), possession of a firearm while unlicensed (subsequent offense), possession of ammunition…