Police arrested two men Wednesday afternoon for distributing marijuana after they allegedly made a drug deal outside the South Shore Plaza.
The men – Kenneth Sullivan, 23, of Yarmouthport and Nelson C. Delgado, 42, of Riverside, RI – were charged after police uncovered $7,000 in cash and more than three pound of marijuana, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement.
Officers Matthew Heslam and William Donnellan watched Wednesday as Delgado got into Sullivan's Cadillac Escalade, parked in the fire lane in front of Macy's, empty-handed. Sullivan then drove off and returned shortly thereafter, and Delgado walked away with a shopping bag.
"While speaking with Delgado, Officer Donnellan could smell a strong odor of raw marijuana," Jenkins said. "A subsequent search of the shopping bag uncovered over two pounds of raw marijuana."
Delgado also made statements about who he purchased it from and how much he paid. Heslam, meanwhile, searched Sullivan's truck and found a small amount of weed in the console, more than one pound of marijuana in the back and $7,000 in a plastic bag, Jenkins said.
Both men were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act. Sullivan was additionally charged with distribution of marijuana.