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.

Buster November 15, 2012 at 01:57 PM
Marcea Grace November 16, 2012 at 07:35 PM
How about those mugshots...whew!!
Bill Board November 17, 2012 at 08:20 AM
Yeah that was scary !
Bill Board November 17, 2012 at 08:25 AM
what where they doing with that old Musket looking rifle ? Looks like a Muzzle loader. Maybe they bought it New when they where Younger and Less scary lookin'
FlyingTooLow November 19, 2012 at 03:04 PM
Thankfully, these desperadoes will appear in court to answer for these heinous offenses. Thus, saving America's women and children from degenerates such as these. This is pathetic. Law enforcement needs to re-direct its focus on crimes... to those that are REAL crimes. I spent 5 years in Federal Prison for a marijuana offense. While I was there, I watched armed bank robbers come and go in as little as 20 months. After 3 years 'behind the wall,' I pointed this out to the parole board. Their response: “You must understand, yours was a very serious offense.” How do you respond to that mentality? I laughed about the parole panel's comment for 2 more years (as I still sat in prison), then wrote my book: Shoulda Robbed a Bank No, it is not a treatise on disproportionate sentences ...but tales of the escapades that led to my incarceration. I admit, I had a great time. No one was injured, no one was killed, firearms were not involved...there were no victims. We were Americans pursuing happiness in our own way. Harming no one...nor their property. That’s my contribution to helping point out just how ludicrous our pot laws truly are. I would be honored by your review.
FlyingTooLow November 19, 2012 at 03:04 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.
Stumpgrinder December 04, 2012 at 05:15 PM
Nice to see that the Barnstable police have conducted a month long investigation and ended the careers of these drug KINGPINS. Looks like they were probably selling enough to keep food on the table and a roof over their heads. ........and that crop! Wow, that looks like they might have a real grow operation going, there, huh? Meanwhile the heroin dealers and the oxy sellers walk among us........... go BPD!
FlyingTooLow December 04, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Yep, the Barnstable police efforts need to be re-directed...maybe, hunt down some real criminals. You know...bank robbers, kidnappers, murderers...those kind of folks. But, of course, the pot bust is one of the easiest and safest to make...per the DOJ's own statistics, the vast majority of drug offenders are non-violent.
Stumpgrinder December 04, 2012 at 05:49 PM
That, Flyboy, would be a lot to ask. I have spoken to a few cops who choose not to arrest traffic offenders because "most cops are shot when confronting people in traffic stops". The odds of them... or anyone... getting shot by one of these "kingpins" were probably less than winning Powerball. My issue is that when the hard drug sellers are arrested, they never seem to get convicted. At least these two will get 3 square meals a day and some medical if they need it. These women appear to be doing something because they are in "survival mode", not because the are out to make a fortune......... sort of like a low level bootlegger who might distribute a couple of gallons a month.
FlyingTooLow December 04, 2012 at 05:59 PM
Stumpgrinder... Agreed...these ladies are just trying to get by...they are harming no on nor their property. The war on drugs is a farce. What is being done in our great nation is a crime against humanity. Whatever happened to, "ours is a free country"? Has that been changed? It time to end this lunacy. It never should have begun.


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