W. Barnstable Man Facing Drug, Assault Charges

A West Barnstable man is under arrest on drug possession and assault charges.

Michael Bryant, 38, had been the subject of a Barnstable Narcotic Detectives investigation since February. Barnstable Police, on Friday, obtained an arrest warrant for Bryant in a separate investigation involving Assault and Battery with a Dangerous Weapon and Aggravated Assault and Battery.

Bryant was one of several suspects who allegedly beat a man so severely he was taken to Mass General for treatment.

Officers arrested Bryant on Friday when he pulled into the driveway of his West Barnstable residence. A search found him in possession of more than 300 Oxycodone and Xanax pills plus 500 grams of cocaine with an estimated street value of $75,000.

Because of his extensive criminal record, at his arraignment Monday in Barnstable District Court, he was ordered held pending a dangerousness hearing.

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