Marblehead man arrested on OUI and drug charges in Hancock
December 24, 2018 – On Saturday at about 3:15 a.m., a motor vehicle stop in Hancock led to the arrest of a Marblehead man on OUI and drug charges.
Trooper Jack Elliott was on patrol on Route 20 in Hancock when he observed a grey Chevy HHR traveling westbound with a headlight out. The Chevy was traveling at a slow speed of 37 in a 45 MPH zone. Trooper Elliott pulled behind the Chevy and activated his blue lights. The Chevy was slow to pull over.
As Trooper Elliott was waiting for the driver to produce his license, he detected the smell of freshly burnt marijuana and noticed further indicators of illegal drug use and possible impairment with the operator.
Subsequent investigation, with assistance from Trooper Traylon Chalmers, led to the discovery of quantities of substances believed to be heroin, cocaine, and marijuana as well as two one-gallon bags of mushrooms, fifteen perforated sheets of paper with 1,000 squares of LSD, pills believed to be the drug Ecstasy, brown wax THC, medical peanut butter with THC, and $2,972.50 in U.S. currency. Also found were items consistent with the packaging and sale of illegal narcotics.
The operator and sole occupant, SEAN O’CONNOR, 27, of Marblehead, was booked at the State Police Barracks in Cheshire on the following charges:
1. OUI Drugs
2. OUI Alcohol
3. Distribution of Class A Drug, Subsequent offense
4. Distribution of Class B Drug, Subsequent offense
5. Distribution of Class C Drug, Subsequent offense
6. Distribution of Class D Drug, Subsequent offense
7. Headlight violation
Bail was set at $5,000. O’CONNOR will be arraigned in Pittsfield District Court.