Bourne police arrested two men in Bourne after a traffic stop in Buzzards Bay that uncovered multiple drugs and drug paraphernalia. Bourne police said the men were in possession of fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and anabolic steroids, among other substances.
Police arrested Jonathan P.D. Gregory, 37, of Onset, and Joseph A. Bump, 40, of Plymouth, at 12:47 AM on Sunday, May 24. Police charged Mr. Gregory with possession of a Class C substance, Gabapentin. He was also issued citations for failing to yield and motor vehicle not meeting Registry of Motor Vehicle standards, police said.
Police charged Mr. Bump with trafficking in more than 10 grams of fentanyl. He was also charged with possession to distribute heroin (subsequent offense), marijuana, crack cocaine and Gabapentin. Police also charged him with possession of Xanax, Klonopin, Adderall and an anabolic steroid, testosterone cypionate.
Police said that Mr. Bump also had an active arrest warrant out of Barnstable Superior Court for assault and battery with a dangerous weapon.
Bourne Police Lieutenant Brandon M. Esip said the two men were in a gray 2018 Nissan Sentra with Mr. Gregory driving. The car came off the Bourne Bridge and took the first exit for Buzzards Bay. An officer on patrol saw the car’s driver ignore a yield sign on the off ramp from Route 25. The car also had an expired inspection sticker.
The car was stopped near Nightingale Pond Road. When the officer approached, he noticed a glass crack pipe in the car’s cup holder. Mr. Gregory was told to exit the vehicle, and when he did, the officer observed additional drug items, the lieutenant said.
“There was a white baggie with a white substance consistent with cocaine on the driver’s side floorboard,” Lt. Esip said.
A search was done of Mr. Gregory for weapons, and the officer found another crack pipe in a pocket. Residue on the pipe showed recent use, and Mr. Gregory admitted to using the pipes for smoking crack cocaine, Lt. Esip said.
Mr. Bump was seen bending over in the passenger seat. The officer saw him doing something with a lock box inside a backpack. Mr. Bump was told to stop what he was doing and exit the vehicle. As he did, more drug paraphernalia was observed inside the car, Lt. Esip said.
Among the items seen were more pipes and needles. In Mr. Bump’s backpack, the officer found several corner-cut baggies that contained fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, marijuana and a white powdery substance revealed to be a crushed Gabapentin pill, Lt. Esip said. The officer also found the prescription drugs Xanax, Adderall and Klonopin inside the backpack, the lieutenant said.
The lock box, Lt. Esip said, contained numerous Gabapentin pills, two vials of testosterone cypionate, two weigh scales and various drug paraphernalia including razors and needles.
Both men were arrested and taken to the police station for booking. Mr. Gregory was later released on personal recognizance, Lt. Esip said. Mr. Bump was held without bail because of the active warrant for him, the lieutenant said. He was arraigned on Tuesday, May 26, and later taken to the Barnstable County Correctional Facility to await a pretrial hearing.