Police Arrest Three as Part of Falmouth Drug Raid

Two loaded hand guns, a crossbow, and a video surveillance system along with a variety of drugs and drug dealing paraphernalia were seized during a drug bust conducted Thursday Morning.
DON PARKINSON/ENTERPRISE - Two loaded hand guns, a crossbow, and a video surveillance system along with a variety of drugs and drug dealing paraphernalia were seized during a drug bust conducted Thursday Morning.

Police seized drugs and semi-automatic weapons and arrested three individuals around 6 AM Thursday morning while executing a search warrant at a residence on Sandwich Road in East Falmouth.

Eric M. Lawrence, 29, of Sandwich Road, was arrested on seven charges including illegal possession of a large capacity firearm and illegal drug possession with intent to distribute a Class B drug.

Mr. Lawrence’s bail has been set at $100,000.

Seized from the house were five ounces of marijuana with an estimated street value of $2,500, a semi-automatic 9mm caliber Smith & Wesson handgun, a .357-caliber Smith & Wesson revolver, a crossbow, a 2007 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, and over $3,500. Other drugs seized were Percocet pills and other prescription pills.

Mr. Lawrence was allegedly known to be a moderate supplier of heroin, cocaine, steroids, Molly and marijuana.

Also arrested Thursday were Kelly M. Schuck, 22, of Sandwich Road and Rosita B. Lawrence, 57, of East Falmouth.

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Members of the Falmouth Police Department Drug Task Force were involved in the raid. They were assisted by the Falmouth Police Special Response Team, Upper Cape Regional Special Response Team, the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Office Canine Unit, and the Cape Cod Drug Task Force.

The execution of the search warrant was the result of an investigation conducted by the Falmouth Police Drug Task Force with assistance from the Mashpee Detectives Division and the Massachusetts State Police Detectives Unit.

Mr. Lawrence was asleep when police entered the house. The handguns were both fully loaded by his bedside, reported police. One officer was attacked by a Rottweiler, although both the police officer and the dog were unharmed. Police said that the home was equipped with a full surveillance system including infrared cameras for night time use. Surveillance equipment was also confiscated by police.

Charges against Mr. Lawrence also included illegal possession of a firearm, three charges of a subsequent offense of illegal drug possession with intent to distribute for Percocet, marijuana and prescription pills, conspiracy to violate drug laws and illegal possession of ammunition.

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