HYANNISPORT, Mass. - Police on Cape Cod have arrested three people accused of running a drug operation out of the Hyannisport summer home owned by the family of Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
The home at 31 Atlantic Ave., is located a short walk from the Kennedy Compound. Shriver is the sister of former Sen. Ted Kennedy and former President John F. Kennedy.
According to police, investigators identified two men originally from Cape Cod but currently living in New Bedford who were using the Shriver home as the “center of operations”, unbeknownst to the Shriver family, and burying the dangerous opioid on nearby Squaw Island Beach to later distribute to dealers and users. Police say the caretaker of the home was responsible for allowing the men access to the residence for their operation.
“The Shrivers had zero knowledge of anything going on at house and were not present during the investigation,” Barnstable Deputy Police Chief Sean Balcom said in an email to FOX25. “It's a summer house.”
Physical and video surveillance by detectives also captured the men making their drug transactions on nearby Eugenia Fortes Beach, police said.
Investigators followed Troy Monteiro, 29, and his girlfriend and alleged driver Ariel Price-Perry, 26, from their New Bedford apartment to Hyannisport. Once there, Monteiro allegedly ran and attempted to retrieve 200 grams of fentanyl he had hidden on the beach, with a street value of $40,000.
Detectives arrested Monteiro after a brief foot chase, charging him with two counts of trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act. Price-Perry was arrested and charged with conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act and impeding a police investigation for allegedly attempting to destroy evidence as Monteiro was being arrested.
A short time later, police arrested Trevor Rose, 29, at the Shriver home to be charged with one count of trafficking fentanyl and one count of possession of cocaine.
After the arrests, police searched the Atlantic Avenue home and found fentanyl processing equipment including scales, package material and diluting agents. In New Bedford, they found additional fentanyl and $20,000 in cash.
All three suspects were arraigned in Barnstable District Court on Thursday.
The caretaker, whose name was not released, had not been charged by Thursday.
“The investigation is ongoing as far as the caretaker and other co-conspirators,” Balcom said.
The Atlantic Avenue home is currently owned by an LLC managed by Eunice Kennedy Shriver and Sargent Shriver’s son, Bobby Shriver.
FOX25 was not able to reach a representative of the Shriver family for comment.
Attorneys representing the three suspects did not return FOX25’s calls after the arraignments Thursday afternoon.
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