Cape Cod officials arrest major drug dealer
YARMOUTH, Mass. -- Barnstable police say one of Cape Cod's largest dealers of prescription pills has been arrested following a two-year investigation.
Barnstable, Dennis and Yarmouth police arrested 42-year-old Valerie Campos on Tuesday night in a Yarmouth hotel where she had been staying.
Lt. Sean Balcom tells the Cape Cod Times that Campos, who allegedly traveled from Cape Cod to Las Vegas frequently to obtain prescription pills to sell on the street, had 1,000 oxycodone pills and 100 Xanax tablets at the time of her arrest.
Campos was held on $25,000 bail at her arraignment Wednesday in Barnstable District Court.
Police estimate that, over the past two years, Campos and her associates have obtained and sold about 25,000 prescription pills with a street value of $500,000.
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