Man arrested for charges related to cocaine worth nearly $50,000

Jun 26, 2019

Following several weeks of investigation, Wareham Police detectives executed a search warrant and arrested a man who was in possession of drugs with an estimated street value of $47,000. 

At about 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 26, a detective who was surveilling the home of the suspect, located at 49 Onset Ave., saw a car leaving the home. With assistance from other officers, the detective stopped the car on Main Avenue. Detectives searched the suspect and his car, and found 388 grams of suspected cocaine in one large bag, 31 individual baggies of suspected cocaine and crack cocaine totaling 28 grams, a digital scale, $645.00 cash, 2 cell phones, and a large knife. 

Lashii Ortiz, 24, was arrested and charged with trafficking in over 200 grams of cocaine, unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle, and operating an unregistered motor vehicle.

With the assistance of patrol officers, detectives searched Ortiz’s home at 49 Onset Ave., where they found another 54 grams of suspected cocaine hidden in the home. Additional charges related to the drugs found in the home are forthcoming.

Lashii Ortiz faced a variety of charges following an incident in 2016 in which he allegedly shot twice at a man on Martin Street.