Two men were arrested for allegedly running a large-scale fentanyl distribution operation out of a Shriver family home in Hyannisport without the family’s knowledge, according to Barnstable police.
Troy Monteiro and Trevor Rose, both 29, former Cape Cod residents who now live in New Bedford, were charged with multiple drug offenses during their arraignment Thursday in Barnstable District Court, police said in a statement.
Ariel Price-Perry, 26, identified by police as Monteiro’s girlfriend who drove him from New Bedford to Hyannisport, was also charged with multiple offenses, including impeding a police investigation, police said.
The three pleaded not guilty, said Cape and Islands District Attorney Michael O’Keefe.
Monteiro was ordered held on $50,000 bail, Rose on $35,000, and Price-Perry on $5,000, according to O’Keefe.
The three were arrested Wednesday after a two-month surveillance by police of the home on Atlantic Avenue once owned by the late Eunice K. Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics and sister of the President John F. Kennedy.
The property now is owned by a New York-based trust managed by her son Robert Sargeant Shriver III, according to town property records.
Police said they seized more than 200 grams of fentanyl worth about $40,000 hidden on beaches near the home. Equipment to process the drugs, including scales, packaging materials, and diluting agents, was found inside the residence, police said in a statement.
The Globe was unable to reach a Shriver family representative for comment.
Monteiro and Rose were given access to the Shriver home by a caretaker, police said.
The caretaker, Kadi Kannally, 42, of Yarmouth, was arrested Thursday night on charges of conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act, according to Barnstable Deputy Police Chief Sean Balcom. Kannally is being held on $20,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned on Friday, he said.
The Shrivers “have clearly been victimized by a caretaker,” Balcom wrote in an e-mail to the Globe.
“They had no idea what was going on there and were not present at any time during the investigation,” he said.
Many of the alleged transactions took place in the area of Fortes Beach in Hyannisport, police said in the statement.
Over the last two months, police made several undercover purchases, and were also able to identify areas on Squaw Island Beach that Monteiro and Rose allegedly used to hide the drugs, police said.
Monteiro was charged with two counts of trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substance Act, police said.
Price-Perry, who is accused of attempting to destroy evidence while Monteiro was being arrested, was also charged with violating the Controlled Substance Act.
Rose, who was arrested at the Shriver home when he arrived with the caretaker, was charged with one count of trafficking fentanyl and possession of cocaine, according to police.Jacob Geanous can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @jacob_geanous.