Suspected fentanyl leads to arrest

May 14, 2024

Wareham resident Alexander Lugo, 42, has been charged with possession with intent to distribute a Class A controlled substance following an investigation by the Wareham Police Department. 

On May 8, 2024, the Wareham Police Criminal Investigation Division along with the Patrol Division served search warrants at a residence in Wareham. The search resulted in an arrest and the seizure of suspected fentanyl and drug-related paraphernalia. 

Court documents indicate that Lugo has a 14 item Massachusetts adult Board of Probation record, an eight-item Massachusetts juvenile record and a criminal arrest record in Rhode Island, Florida and Maine. 

Lugo was arraigned at the Wareham Fourth District Court. According to court records, he is held on a $100 bail as well as probation detention, and has a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Thursday, June 13. 

Chief Walter Correia praised the Wareham Police Criminal Investigation Division and the officers involved in the investigation for taking potential lethal drugs off the streets of Wareham.