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In Cape Cod, Retired Chief Probation Officer Arrested for Cocaine Trafficking


Investigators have seized the alleged client list of a retired chief probation officer after his arrest late last week, when he was charged with cocaine trafficking. The suspect was arraigned on Monday at the Dukes County Courthouse and pled not guilty to trafficking more than 28 grams of cocaine, a class-b-substance, according to court documents found by a New York City Criminal Lawyer.
The suspect’s ledger allegedly contained the names of 20 persons, along with corresponding coke order amounts and drug debts. The Sargent further revealed that police have been getting tips about the suspect “for years.”
The 65-year-old former probation officer was arrested by members of the Martha’s Vineyard Drug Task Force and Oak Bluffs Police Department on Friday, March 18 at approximately 4:30 p.m., after they arrived, armed with a search warrant, to search the suspect’s property. Officers at the scene found 39 packages of cocaine on the suspect and on his property, and also found cutting agents used to package the cocaine, according to court records obtained by investigators from The Bronx and Westchester County.
The suspect served 30 years as a chief probation officer, retiring in 2000 to Martha’s Vineyard with his wife. Officers said he cooperated during the arrest, leading them to the location of drugs on both his property and his person, according to a statement of facts provided to the court.
The suspect admitted that he had sold cocaine to an individual that members of the Task Force and Police Department observed exiting the property just before the arrest, according to a statement gathered by a NYC Criminal Lawyer.
He was ordered to pay $500 bail and forfeit his passport on Monday and is scheduled to appear in court again on April 22.

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