The Bourne Police Department arrested two people and charged both with multiple drug offenses.
Police arrested Dominique N. Mercure, 32, from Brewster, and Brittney S. Tremonte, 31, from Ellington, Connecticut. Both women have been charged with numerous drug offenses, including possession of fentanyl.
The arrests happened at 6:06 AM on February 6. Police said an officer conducting traffic enforcement on Scenic Highway spotted a gray 2007 Toyota Scion going in the direction of Sagamore Beach. The officer saw the vehicle drift over the solid white fog line several times.
The car was stopped near Edgehill Road, and the officer asked for identification from the two women inside. The driver, eventually identified as Ms. Mercure, initially gave the officer a false name, police said.
Bourne Police Sergeant Michael Mulligan said that, while talking with Ms. Mercure, the officer observed narcotics paraphernalia inside the car, including a crack pipe containing burnt residue. Both women were removed from the car, and a subsequent search uncovered another crack pipe and dozens of baggies containing what was suspected to be fentanyl.
The two were arrested and booked at the station, at which point Ms. Mercure’s true name was learned. During booking, Sgt. Mulligan said, more narcotics were found on the women, including an uncapped syringe, glass pipes with burnt residue, multiple wax bags of suspected fentanyl and plastic bags containing suspected cocaine.
The drug items were confiscated, and the women were placed in a cell. At one point, Ms. Tremonte complained of not feeling well. Sgt. Mulligan said that more bags of fentanyl were found inside the cell, and it was determined that the bags had been hidden inside Ms. Tremonte.
She was taken to a local hospital for treatment and was later returned to the police station. Ms. Mercure also admitted to hiding bags of drugs inside a body cavity, Sgt. Mulligan said, which she self-removed.
Ms. Mercure was charged with possession of a Class B drug, possession of a Class C drug, conspiracy to violate drug laws, trafficking fentanyl, operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, motor vehicle operator refusal to identify self and a marked lanes violation.
Police also determined that Ms. Mercure had four active warrants. One warrant was for unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. The other three were for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended license, police said.
Ms. Tremonte was charged with trafficking fentanyl, possession of a Class B drug, possession to distribute a Class B drug and conspiracy to violate drug laws, police said.
Bail was set at $15,000 for each and went unpaid. Both suspects were held at the Bourne police station until their arraignments in Falmouth District Court on Monday, February 8, police said.