Yarmouth PD Arrest Pair on Drug Charges


Yarmouth Police arrested two men on heroin and fentanyl charges.

Members of the Yarmouth PD Pro-Active Anti-Crime unit arrested the pair after observing them in a vehicle in the Wendy’s parking lot in South Yarmouth on Tuesday night then following the vehicle to the Longfellow Plaza on Old Townhouse Road.

When the officers approached the vehicle they observed the driver with a rolled up ten dollar bill in his hand and small lines of white powder on the face of a cellphone. The passenger, Michael King, 27, of Harwich, was about to inject a hypodermic needle into his arm.

Upon seeing the officer, the driver, Phillip Santangelo, 31, of Hyannis, tossed the phone down, causing the powder to become airborne, settling on to his clothes and the clothing of one of the officers who suffered a medical reaction. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital where he was treated and released.

The powder tested positive for heroin and fentanyl.

Santangelo and King were both charged with Possession of a Class A Substance, heroin. After being booked, they were released on Personal Recognizance after paying the $40 Bail Commissioner fee.

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