The Sandwich Police Drug Interdiction Unit along with the Massachusetts State Police were conducting proactive street level drug interdiction on Thursday evening. At approximately 2045 hours officers observed a drug transaction occur at the Forestdale Mobil station on Route 130. The police interceded which resulted in the arrest of 33 year old Margaret Hendricks of Mashpee for Possession of a Class B substance (prescription pills). Police also discovered at the scene an associate of Hendricks and a 4 year old child. DCF was contacted regarding the police concern that a child was present during a drug transaction.

Later on that night at approximately 0030 hours a vehicle was stopped returning to Sandwich from New Bedford. During the investigation, Sandwich Police Detective O’Brien deployed his narcotics K-9 Koda. Koda indicated on the female occupant’s crotch area. Police found approximately 3 grams of crack cocaine secreted in her underwear As a result of that investigation and the search of the vehicle and occupants, the two occupants were placed under arrest. Dominic Bartram, age 31, of Sandwich and Abigail Deckel, age 27, of Wareham were both placed under arrest for Conspiracy to Violate the Controlled Substance Act and Possession of Class B substance (Crack cocaine).

Press Release:  08-12-2016 Press Release