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By Robert Sears
The Patriot Ledger
Posted Oct 24, 2008 @ 04:51 AM
Last update Oct 24, 2008 @ 05:00 AM

KINGSTON -
Four people are facing drug charges following a raid at a local motel where police believe they were trading in illegal drugs.
Officers raided three rooms at the Capeway Traveler Motel at 26 Main St. at 6 a.m. Thursday, forcing the doors of two of the rooms open police said.
The motel is owned by Road to Responsibility, which operates homes, employment and job training centers and organizes recreational activities for disabled clients.
The organization has been operating it as a rooming house, President and CEO Chris White said.
He said no clients were housed in the motel and those arrested were not associated with Road to Responsibility.
Kingston police began investigating drug activity at the building a month ago after receiving information from Plymouth police, Kingston Sgt. Zachary Potrykus said.
He said small amounts of heroin, Suboxone and Clonazepam were seized in the raid.
Kingston, Plymouth and State Police from the Plymouth County District Attorney's office and the Old Colony Special Operations Team, which is comprised of officers from six towns and the Plymouth County Sheriff's department took part in the raid.
Those arrested on drug charges all listed the motel as their residence.
Darlene Sampson, 37, and Troy Howell, 41, were both charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of heroin, possession of Suboxone and Clonazepam and violating the drug laws near a school or playground.
They were also charged with child endangerment because police found Sampson's 5-year-old daughter in their room. The child was placed in the custody of the Department of Social Services.
Jessie Hinkley, 27 and David Sherwood, 28, were both charged with possession of Suboxone.
Two others present during the raid were arrested on warrants for offences in Lynn. Dale Jewell, 42, who lists his address as 26 Main St. is charged in Lynn with rape and assault.
Mary Panopoulas, 43, of Lynn, is wanted on default warrants for failing to show up in court.
White said the motel building is for sale. Road to Responsibility bought it in the late 1990s to house members of its staff. "It no longer fits the purpose for which it was originally purchased," he said.
A facilities person visits it daily to "keep an eye on it." The organization has been " trying to work with police if we see shaky things going on," White said.
Thursday's raid was the third high profile area drug case this month.
Christopher M. Graham, 29, of Hanover, was arrested Oct. 12, accused of masterminding a South Shore drug distribution ring.
He was one of five people arrested in a drug-bust that netted 25 pounds of marijuana and $14,000 cash.
The Hanover builder and real estate agent resigned from his posts on the Hanover planning board and community preservation committee after his arrest.
Five people were arrested Oct. 13 in Hull when police found a hydroponic marijuana "grow house" with false walls, electrical and irrigation equipment and carbon dioxide generators in a raid on a Manomet Avenue house.
Inside, officers found 113 marijuana plants which they estimated would have been worth about $452,000 when they matured.

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