Falmouth traffic stop leads to three arrests for narcotics trafficking

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FALMOUTH — Three individuals were arrested on Feb. 27 after a traffic stop led to the discovery of significant quantities of cocaine and fentanyl, according to local authorities.

The vehicle stop at the intersection of Maravista Ave and Randolph St was part of an ongoing investigation into narcotics sales and overdoses in the area.

The driver, Molly Boen, 30, of Plymouth, along with passengers John Cagnina, 38, of Sandwich, and Michael Averett, 34, of Mashpee, were taken into custody on a variety of charges.

During the search of the vehicle, officers seized 42 grams of fentanyl, 20 grams of cocaine, narcotics packaging materials, and $606 in cash.

The police mentioned that additional arrests may be forthcoming as the investigation continues.

Averett faces serious charges including trafficking in cocaine and fentanyl, drug violation near a school or park, conspiracy to violate drug law, resisting arrest, and disorderly conduct.

Boen was charged with failure to stop for police, marked lanes violation, passing violation, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, possession of a Class E drug, and conspiracy to violate drug law.

Cagnina has been charged with conspiracy to violate drug law.

The suspects were booked and are expected to face their charges in court.

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