Adams home searches yield drugs, six arrests


ADAMS -- Six people are facing charges after the Berkshire Drug Task Force simultaneously conducted searches of two Adams homes.

The searches, which were conducted about 8 a.m. Friday, yielded 55 bags of heroin and two grams of cocaine from a Brown Street home, according to police. At a Commercial Street apartment, about 100 bags heroin, valued at about $2,000, were confiscated.

Three people from each home were arrested.

Wes Ouimet, 22, of Park Street, Adams, was held on $20,000 cash bail after his arraignment on charges of possession to distribute a class A drug, possession to distribute a class B drug, conspiracy to violate drug laws, and being present where heroin is kept in Northern Berkshire District Court.

Samantha Dewing, 24, of Brown Street, faces the same charges and was held on $5,000 cash bail.

Dewing and Ouimet worked together to distribute heroin and cocaine out of the Brown Street home, according to the criminal complaint filed by Adams Police Detective Lawrence Ordyna.

Ouimet also was found in possession of more than $5,000 in cash. According to his attorney, Mark Pasquariello, Ouimet claims that money can all be traced back to legal sources of income, such as the sale of a van and scrap metal. Ouimet held onto the cash because he does not have a bank account, Pasquariello said during the arraignment.

Dewing was found in possession of 55 bags of heroin, but her attorney, Richard Taskin, questioned if the distribution charges would stand up in court.

"This is more about personal use than distribution," Taskin said.

Krystyna Rosario-Dewing, 26, of Brown Street, was arrested with Ouimet and Dewing and faces similar charges, but was released on personal recognizance.

Stephen Gagne, Jr., 25, Lindsay Wandrei, 29, and Cassandra Mcinnis, 26,all were arrested at the Commercial Street apartment, face drug-related charges, and were released on personal recognizance.


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