Anonymous tip leads to cocaine, liquor transportation charges

Jun 26, 2017
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department Jason Childs

A 36-year-old man was arrested Friday charged with cocaine possession and illegal liquor transportation after an anonymous tipster reported he may have had a weapon in his car.

Wareham Police responded to the Lowe’s parking lot in Wareham Crossing at approximately 5:30 p.m. after an anonymous caller said two men were passing a possible weapon back and forth while sitting in a black Range Rover.

Upon arrival, officers spoke with the car’s owner, Jason Childs, during which time police said a corner cut baggie containing suspected cocaine was noticed on the console. Police said they then found a scale used to weigh drugs, several plastic baggies, and two cell phones, along with $8,154 cash. Also found in the vehicle were 20 bottles of wine and 36 bottles of liquor.

Childs was charged with possession of a Class B substance (cocaine) and Illegal transportation of liquor in excess of 3 gallons. Police said an investigation will continue with regard to the possible forfeiture of the seized cash and the 2009 Range Rover.

Comments (21)
Posted by: Doctor Deekas | Jun 26, 2017 14:28

Another Wareham 'high' graduate.....The sad part is most of these mugshots are local kids that went through Wareham Public Schools and just never furthered themselves. I've never seen a community with so many local kids/adults, week after week, that have never left Town and can't stay out of trouble. Guess we aren't doing it right, both in the school system and outside of it, in Wareham.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 26, 2017 15:48

WHS Class of 1999.  Classmates & teachers must be proud.  He's done well, he's driving a Range Rover! He's a townie with a well-known last name. The Childs family must be proud.  He's done well, he's driving a Range Rover.


Another pathetic loser. What a donkey. Sitting there looking suspicious with all that in vehicle.  Good thing these criminals are all so stupid. It makes it easier to catch them.

Posted by: PMB | Jun 26, 2017 19:41

A 36 year old man is arrested, and it's related to his years in high school?  Are you sure it's not his Pop Warner football coach's fault this guy went bad?  Aren't 36 year old adults responsible for their own actions?

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 26, 2017 23:34

PMB, I'm not relating it to his years in HS.  I'm more concerned about what he's done since. It's a shame. The amount of losers around here that have been churned out of the school system and have done nothing but get arrested.  It's a form of eternal ignorance that Wareham is known for.  They either drop out or get pushed through and they fall into some kind of arrested development fueled by drugs, booze, and crime.

Posted by: Fossil | Jun 27, 2017 08:28

It's too easy !!!

I can't afford a Range Rover and have worked hard my whole life. It becomes easy for these people, sell drugs no work, no taxes.. You can drive a expensive car, own a house. Why not.. crime pays.. Sad world

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jun 27, 2017 09:05

Ahh it's an 09 Rangr Rover ... Pretty cheap at the Auction. Now if it was a 17 Sport selling at $73 grand then I would say wow someone is doing some good dealing ... Just  another day in Wareham

Posted by: Fossil | Jun 27, 2017 09:39

Small time Wareham, have to move up to bigger city to own the $73 grand car. Did you ever hear the story of the thrugs that were renting a mansion, big gates, long driveway. Place you would think rich person lived, and they were trafficing woman and young girls and who knows what other illegal stuff.

So crime pays well, more so on high levels. Hope they confiscate every thing he owns.

Posted by: cranberry scoop | Jun 27, 2017 09:45

I wish there were more opportunities for young people who grow up in the area. I really think that the commuter rail coming to Wareham would help a lot. It would bring access to jobs. No one starts out in life wanting to be a drug dealer. It must be lousy looking over your shoulder all the time.

Posted by: PMB | Jun 27, 2017 10:41

WBTS you didn't make it much better with your response.  Being the proud father of two very successful Wareham school system graduates, I take offense to the statements you have made that paint the school system and all of it's students with the same broad brush, based on the fact that some locals who went to the public school in the town where they live have become "losers".  Saying that the school system churns out losers, implies that a student from our town is somehow inferior to the students who come from other systems.


My children both graduated from WHS, went on to graduate from college (one has a Master's Degree as well), and are gainfully employed in good paying careers.  This negative stereotype that you seem to want to foster, because of the fact that some of our kids take the wrong path in their adult life and then associate it with our school system is one of the reasons that some parents in town right now have lost faith in our schools.   Did you, or do you have children that went to the Wareham public schools, or are you just reacting to what you read on these blogs?

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jun 27, 2017 10:42

Umm I hate to tell you but when you see mommy and daddy act like cockroaches you become one yourself. I have personally seen kids in Wareham who grew up to be bigger dirt bags than their parents..  It's like if you took a new born and released it to live with baboons  , then in twenty years you go get the kid . What do you have , another baboon

Posted by: FrustratedinWW | Jun 27, 2017 11:39

I am both shocked and disgusted by many of these comments.    To even suggest that every child coming from the Wareham school district are inferior from other districts and won't amount to anything is ignorant at best.  I personally know many children from other "upper class" districts that come from dysfunctional homes, are battling their own drug and alcohol addictions etc.


Does Wareham seem to have a large population  of individuals with problems?  Absolutely, but to be honest it's not like many of our residents  can control the amount of low income properties that keep being forced into this town.  This ontop of  various services such as methodone clinics don't really give many residents an option to pick and choose the type of individuals that enter our towns.  One might note, the individual in this story happens to be a ROCHESTER resident.


I'm sick and tired of quality upstanding citizens and students like my children getting profiled as unworthy simply due to our address.  For the record my child is a consistently in the advanced category for the same standardized tests that are given in other "upper districts" and my other child is a deans list soon to be senior in college.  Both prices of our school district.  No behavioral issues and both product members of society working and volunteering.


Maybe some of you should seriously contemplate your comments beforelassifying all of our students into one category.

Posted by: FrustratedinWW | Jun 27, 2017 12:06

*meant to say products of our school district

Posted by: montana20 | Jun 27, 2017 12:19

Good post "Frustraded"  well put.  And as for ypu Wareham by the sea"  i notice you NEVER comment when it's a good story. You seek negativity and throw salt on wounds. You stereotype. It's awfull reading your posts. Such negativity. Why don't you go back to your squeaky clean town you think your from. You obviously are not from here. Why are you here anyway?  We need more positive support for these kids who are struggling.  Just saying.

Posted by: cranberry scoop | Jun 27, 2017 12:48

I graduated from Wareham High School and graduated from college. It saddens me to see so many people who can't make a living and stay out of trouble. Most people who are living a good life have been blessed with some combination of intelligence, family guidance, hard work which was demonstrated to them, and a little luck. I think when people post mean comments it shows that they don't realize how fortunate they are.

Posted by: Turtleltl14 | Jun 27, 2017 16:11

I didn't know it was illegal to have 3 gallons of alcohol. So I guess I can't restock my bar for the summer in one trip anymore. Vodka, Rum, Gin, Whiskey, Wine, Tequila puts me over the limit. Weird!

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Jun 27, 2017 17:12

Wareham schools have nothing to do with why these people end up the way they do. That comes from HOME . I know many people that went to Wareham schools and are wonderful people who HAVE DONE THE RIGHT THING . It's not the schools Job . I personally know kids who go to private school with my kids and they are the biggest punks you ever wanna meet

Posted by: Society for Suppression of Noise | Jun 27, 2017 20:42


Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 27, 2017 22:45

PMJ, I am sorry that I offended you.  I am glad to hear that your two kids have done well.  It is a great feeling as a parent when our kids succeed. Many many great students have come out of the Wareham School system.  Many many great students are currently in the Wareham School system.  Nowhere in this posts or any of my posts have I ever painted all the students with the same broad brush (as you put it). I would never do that simply because that is not how I feel.  I'm kinda offended that you put words in my mouth.  No biggie though...who am I to be offended?  I'm the one with the negative MO.


I have many friends that graduated Wareham as far back as mid 80s through the mid 90s that all did well in school, went to college, military, got good jobs, and are all fine now.  Now they all have kids in town and I have kids in town and all is well and good.  I know many kids currently in Wareham Schools that are good kids and good students.  So again, I have never painted all the students with the same broad brush (as you put it).  You have misunderstood me.


Here's the thing.  Here's why I'm jaded.  The abnormally high percentage of bad apples really ruin it for the good ones.  My first impression in the 1980s is the same as my current impression.  I see for myself, I talk to my friends, I talk to my kids, I talk to the other kids, I read the news, etc.  Many express the same frustration as I do.  Yea...maybe I'm a little too vocal and look at the glass as half full...I know...what can I say.







Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 27, 2017 23:17

Montana, please take a peek at my response to PMJ because it applies to you a bit too.  If they're so awful, you don't have to read my posts.  Nobody is forcing you. Yes, you are correct.  I do have a negative MO.  Not always though.  You must not read all my posts.  I just complemented the Wareham Police for dealing with what they have to deal with.   In another post,  I just said it was a happy story that the visitors center got new plants donated.  So I do make positive comments.


But yea, you're right, I tend to be negative.  Call me the Archie Bunker of the comment section of Wareham Week.  Read between the lines though.  Many get their panties in a bunch by taking me too literally. I'm usually being facetious or sarcastic because I'm more frustrated than anything else.  I love this town.  Seriously, it is a beautiful place.  One of my favorite sayings about Wareham is "geographically beautiful, yet demographically flawed".  How in the world can such a beautiful, Cape Cod-like, coastal town have so much messed up crap?  This is my town. I live here.  Been coming since the mid 1970s and have been full time for over 20 years.  So I have earned my crotchety status.

Posted by: cranapple | Jun 28, 2017 07:14

WBTS why do you have to pick Archie Bunker of all characters? Are you a bigot?

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Jun 28, 2017 07:21

I picked Archie because I love that old show!  It was before my time but the re-runs are awesome.  Not a bigot at all.  Just negative.  No crime in that.  I am who I am.

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