Armed Career Criminal Arrested After Police Found Loaded Gun, Narcotics
A Hyannis man is being held on $10,000 bail for allegedly possessing cocaine, cash and a loaded semi-automatic handgun.
Neighbor's suspicions lead Barnstable Police to arrest a Hyannis man on Tuesday for being an armed career criminal after allgedly finding a semi-automatic weapon and cocaine in his possession.
Officers obtained a search warrant for cocaine at the residence of Antoine Vicks, 25, of 170 Melbourne Rd., Hyannis.
Police obtained the warrant on a joint investigation between Barnstable’s patrol and detective division during the last several months after complaints of possible drug dealing from the home.
At 10pm yesterday police executed the warrant at the Melbourne Road address. Police secured Vicks and his girlfriend, Sonia Ferreira, outside the residence, and brought them to the home where they found Ferreira’s 14-year-old daughter babysitting her two-year-old brother.
Police searched Vicks and allegedly found approximately 4 grams of cocaine, valued at $400 on the street, and $693 hidden is his sock.
Police searched the home and found a loaded .25 caliber semi-automatic handgun under folded clothes on a shelf in Vicks’ bedroom, along with a digital scale used in the distribution of narcotics.
Police arrested Vicks for possession of a class B substance (cocaine) with intent to distribute - subsequent offense, unlawful possession of a firearm - subsequent offense and being an armed career criminal.
Police arrested Ferreira for an outstanding warrant for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and assault and battery domestic violence. Vicks is being held on $10,000 bail at the Barnstable House of correction.