South Yarmouth Man Arrested on Heroin Charges in Stolen Vehicle
Barnstable police arrested a South Yarmouth man Wednesday on drug charges after pulling him over for driving a stolen car.
Members of the Barnstable Street Crime Unit were on patrol in Centerville Wednesday afternoon when they spotted a Toyota Prius that was reported as stolen in Harwich February 20, according to a press release.
Several marked BPD Patrol Units and other SCU members were called in to help pull over the car on Lumbert Mill Road.
The operator was identified as Kevin Robie, 22, of South Yarmouth. Also in the vehicle was a 21-year-old female from West Yarmouth in the front seat and her two-year-old daughter in the back seat.
Police found a “spring loaded” knife and $4850 in cash after searching Robie who is well know to law enforcement.
Robie was convicted in February 2011 for possession of class B/Oxycodone with intent to distribute and given a two-year sentence. Robie was released from jail in September of 2012. Based on Robie’s history and the large amount of money on his person officers decided to interview the female passenger.
The female passenger allegedly told SCU members that Robie had handed a plastic bag and asked her to hide it. The plastic bag contained seven smaller plastic bags with heroin. The total approximate weight of all seven bags was six grams with a street value of $600. The female passenger had no prior criminal history.
Robie was transported back to the Barnstable Police Department and booked. A check with the Massachusetts RMV revealed his driver’s license suspended.
Robie was charged with the distribution of class A/heroin, possession with intent to distribute Class A/heroin, receiving a stolen motor vehicle, possession of a dangerous weapon/spring loaded knife and operating a motor vehicle after suspension.
Robie was arraigned in Barnstable District Court on this morning.