Marstons Mills Women Arrested for Distribution of Marijuana and Unlawful Possession of Firearms
Barnstable police arrested two women from Marstons Mills and seized more than a pound and a half of marijuana, as well as four unlicensed guns on Wednesday afternoon.
The Barnstable Narcotics Detectives and Street Crime Unit arrested 59-year-old Tamlyn Mansfield and 62-year-old Karen Massoni after a month-long investigation related to the suspected distribution of marijuana.
According to police, during the course of the investigation, Mansfield and Massoni allegedly sold marijuana in a series of controlled purchases at 674 Wakeby Road in Marstons Mills. On Wednesday afternoon, Ptl. Officer Pete Ginnetty obtained and executed a search warrant for the home. As a result of the raid, police seized approximately one and a half pounds of marijuana with a street value of about $5,000, a digital scale, a .22 caliber rifle, a .357 revolver, a .22 caliber pistol, a .380 caliber pistol, and unspecified quantities of ammunition.
Barnstable police also seized several marijuana plants at the home and allegedly discovered a bathroom that was converted to a “grow room” for cultivation purposes.
Karen Massoni and Tamlyn Mansfield were taken into custody without incident and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, cultivation of marijuana, and four counts of unlawful possession of a firearm/rifle. Both women will be arraigned Thursday in Barnstable District Court.