Four Arrested In Cape Heroin Distribution Ring Bust
BARNSTABLE (CBS) — Four people were arrested in a drug sting on the Cape.
Over the past five months, Barnstable Police detectives have been investigating a heroin distribution ring involving Terence Silvera, 26, of Hyannis and members of his organization.
On Friday, police arrested Silvera, Vaughnay Rose, 23, of Hyannis, Theresa Rose, 19, of Hyannis and Domenik Robinson, 20, of Boston.
Police raided a room in the International Hotel in Hyannis and found a plethora of drugs, including approximately 90 grams of heroin, 28 grams of cocaine, and smaller quantities of marijuana and Molly. Police say the street-value of the drugs is $20,000.
Silvera, Robinson, V. Rose and T. Rose were all arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act, trafficking heroin (36-100 grams) and trafficking cocaine (18-36 grams).
Theresa Rose faces an additional charge of possession of class B with intent to distribute.
Silvera is well-known to authorities. In 2010, he was arrested and charged with trafficking 14 and 28 grams of cocaine.
In July of 2011, while Silvera was out on bail from the 2010 case, detectives arrested him again after serving a search warrant.
After seizing more than 100 grams of cocaine, and smaller quantities of Oxycodone, Methadone, Ecstasy and marijuana, Silvera was charged with a multitude of drug law violations including trafficking 100-to-200 grams of cocaine.
Last year, Silvera was sentenced to three years in state prison after being convicted of trafficking cocaine from the 2010 case.
After serving less than a year, Silvera was released from custody due to the drug lab scandal.
The 2011 case remains open in Barnstable Superior Court.
All four will be arraigned Monday.