Cotuit man arrested on drug trafficking charges after police seize cocaine, marijuana

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BARNSTABLE — A Cotuit man was arrested and faces drug trafficking charges after a joint police operation led to the seizure of a significant amount of illegal substances, authorities said Wednesday.

Members of the Barnstable Police Department Investigative Services Unit, K-9 Unit, and the Drug Enforcement Administration Cape Cod Resident Office executed a search warrant on April 23 at a residence in Cotuit.

During the search, law enforcement officials discovered over 90 grams of cocaine, 9 pounds of marijuana, and a quantity of U.S. currency.

The operation was part of a lengthy investigation which had identified the suspect, 36-year-old Charles Curtis of Cotuit, as a major source of cocaine supply in the Cape Cod area.

Curtis was charged with trafficking a Class B substance, which refers to the cocaine found in the amount of 36-100 grams, and possession with intent to distribute a Class D substance, recognizing a subsequent offense involving the marijuana.

Following the raid, Curtis was transported and booked at the Barnstable Police Department.

He is being held on $100,000 cash bail and is scheduled for arraignment at Barnstable District Court later today.

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