Sunday, April 3, 2011

CAPE COD DRUG CASE: Police accuse duo of dealing drugs in Hyannis

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BARNSTABLE — Two people were arrested Friday and charged with possessing and selling cocaine and heroin, the police said.

Melvin Miller, 54, and Susan Pitcher, 41, were using several motel rooms in Hyannis to distribute the drugs, according to a Barnstable police press release. The hometowns of the suspects were not available as of the Times' press deadline Saturday night.

During a month-long investigation, detectives made undercover purchases of cocaine from Miller and Pitcher.

At 10 a.m. Friday, Barnstable police detectives executed a search warrant at a Hyannis motel room as Miller and Pitcher were leaving. When they saw the detectives, Pitcher ran back into the room and unsuccessfully attempted to flush about 20 small plastic bags of crack cocaine and heroin down the toilet, the police said.

In addition to the drugs, which were valued at $2,000, detectives seized about $2,500 in cash and Miller's Mercedes Benz.

Miller and Pitcher have extensive criminal records totaling, between the pair, about 150 criminal arraignments dating back to 1980. They face charges including possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of heroin with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.