As a resut of a narcotics investigation, the Mattapoisett Police Department executed two search warrants resulting in the arrest of Jason Pina, 38, of 91 Fairhaven Rd. in Mattapoisett.
During the investigation, Narcotics Officers from Mattapoisett, Fairhaven Police Detectives and members of the Bristol County South COast Anti-Crime Task Force (SCAT) observed Pina engage in multiple hand-to-hand drug transactions.
On October 26 at approximately 6:00 pm, that Mattapoisett Police and members of the task force observed Pina conduct a drug transaction from his vehicle. Pina was then stopped by the task force on Route 6 in Mattapoisett less than one mile from his house.
Following the search of the vehicle, officers immediately proceeded to Pina’s residence. As a result of the search of the residence and vehicle, officers located six grams of cocaine packaged for resale, drug paraphenelia, scales, packaaging material and cutting agents used to increase the amount of cocaince for resale. In addition, officers seized US currency from the proceeds of drug sales and a GMC truck.
Pina was placed under arrest and charged with posession of a Class B controlled substance with the intent to distribute subsequent offense and posession of a Class E substance.
Any persons with information concerning drug activity can remain anonymous and is encouraged to contact the Mattapoisett Police Department at 508-758-4141 ext. 209 or 212.