By SCOTT JACKSON
A 35-year-old Quincy man is facing numerous drug and firearms charges after police said they found more than $325,000 in cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine in his Quarry Street residence.
Members of the Quincy Police Department’s Drug Control Unit observed what they believed to be a drug transaction around 6:10 p.m. on Monday between a resident of 6 Quarry St. #1, identified as Robert Cooley, and another male, identified as Jeffrey Wilson, according to Sgt. Karyn Barkas.
Detectives stopped Wilson’s vehicle and recovered about 8 grams of crack cocaine, Barkas said. Detectives then applied for and executed a search warrant for Cooley’s residence.
During the search, Barkas said police seized a loaded .22 caliber Erma AA handgun; 38 rounds of .22 caliber ammunition; more than 50 pounds of a leafy green substance believed to be marijuana, with a street value of $100,000, in 77 bags; 505 THC cartridges valued at $25,000; more than 2,000 grams of cocaine with an estimated value of $200,000; approximately 20 grams of methamphetamine valued at $2,000; $30,000 in cash; and other items police said are indicative of drug sales, including packaging material, a money counter and heat sealer.
Cooley, age 35, was arrested on charges of distribution of a class B substance (cocaine); conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act; trafficking cocaine more than 200 grams; trafficking marijuana; trafficking a class B substance (methamphetamine); unlicensed possession of a firearm; using a firearm in the commission of a felony; unsecured firearm; illegal possession of ammunition; and possession of a class C substance (THC) with intent to distribute.
Wilson, age 35, of Dennis Street in Roxbury, was charged with possession of a class B substance with intent to distribute, impeding/interfering with a police investigation, and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act.
Both are expected to be arraigned Tuesday in Quincy District Court.