Webster drug dealer arrested with variety of narcotics

Police seize $4,300, stun gun, marijuana, opioids, hallucinogens

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WEBSTER — Responding to local tips of possible drug dealing, police wrapped a seven week long investigation with an arrest early Tuesday morning.

Matthew Whalen, 19, was arrested by the Webster Police Department around 6 a.m. after the execution of a search warrant uncovered a variety of narcotics, a stun gun, more than $4,300 in cash, and more in an apartment at 15 Elm Street.

According to a Webster Police Department press release, detectives “learned that apparently Whalen purchased Marijuana and THC products (also known as Edibles) from a medical dispensary, and would then resell them.” Detectives also allege Whalen had been selling “various types of prescription pills” without a prescription for the medications.

During their search, law enforcement reportedly found more than one pound of marijuana, some of which appeared to be packaged for resale. Police also reportedly uncovered “a large amount” of Oxycodone and Adderall pills, “smaller amounts” of Alprazolam and Suboxone, sheets of THC Wax, vials of THC extract, vials of THC, and numerous types of edible products containing THC. Additionally, police confirmed they seized a stun gun, more than $4,300 in cash, and items commonly associated with dealing drugs.

Whalen was charged with possession of a Class D substance with the intent to distribute; eight counts of possession of a Class C substance with the intent to distribute; four counts of possession of a Class B substance with the intent to distribute; and possession of an electronic stun gun.

Police report that in addition to the charges filed from their investigation, there were two outstanding arrest warrants for Whalen. Both warrants charged him with distribution of Class D and Class B substances on two separate occasions, police reported. He is being held at the Webster Police Department while awaiting arraignment via teleconference.

Sergeant Christopher Trainor oversaw the investigation, assisted by detectives Joe Reed, Bruce Hamm, and Tim Whiting. Officers Spencer Donovan, Sean Ebbeling, and Franchescka Cedeno assisted in the investigation and execution of the search warrant, police said.


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