• Man arrested for selling fentanyl in Cape Cod treatment center

    By: Manoella Macedo


    YARMOUTH, Mass. - Yarmouth Police arrested a convicted felon on Friday morning for dealing fentanyl in the parking lot of a rehabilitation facility in Cape Cod.

    At approximately 5 a.m., police officers observed a drug transaction at the Yarmouth Comprehensive Treatment Center. They then located the buyer at a Stop and Shop parking lot across the street as he was in the process of using the drug.

    The man admitted to buying and using the drug at the treatment center parking lot every other morning and then going into the building to obtain his daily methadone dose. 

    Yarmouth Police officers also found the suspect in the treatment center parking lot and seized several packets of fentanyl.

    The suspect, identified as Richard Cincotta, 64, was arrested and charged with possession and distribution of a class B substance, subsequent offense, 

    Officers also found additional drugs as well as $2,000 in U.S. currency upon conducting a search at Cincotta's residence.

    Cincotta was arrested and transported to the Yarmouth Police Department Headquarters for booking and has been transported to the Barnstable District Court for arraignment. 

    One of the charges he is facing is a subsequent offense stemming from a past conviction for the same offense based on a previous conviction by Yarmouth PD.

    The Yarmouth Board of Health and the State Agency involved with licensing treatment facilities have been notified of this incident and arrest. 

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