Wareham Police seize $30,000 worth of heroin, arrest 2

May 12, 2017
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department Wareham Police seized cash and drugs on May 11 following a month-long investigation.

Wareham Police seized more than 300 grams of heroin and $18,000 of cash before arresting two Wareham residents on May 11 after a months-long drug investigation.

Police arrested 28-year-old Christine Quinn of 8 Ladd Avenue and 30-year-old Mario Ogletree of 2 Cranberry Lane at approximately 11 a.m. after the couple allegedly checked a hidden stash of heroin in a wooded area. Police said the heroin was packed and ready to be sold. Police say they discovered 308 grams of suspected heroin inside a piece of PVC pipe that has an estimated street value of $30,000.

Wareham Police Chief Kevin Walsh praised officers’ efforts, saying a significant amount of drugs were taken off the streets.

“This is a major dent in the distribution of drugs that poison our town and disrupt lives in so many ways,” Walsh said.

After finding the drugs, police then executed a search warrant at Quinn’s home. During the search, police said a plastic, knotted bag containing approximately 20 grams of heroin, drug-related paraphernalia and $17,719 in cash was found in Quinn’s bedroom.

In addition to the drugs and cash, police  seized Ogletree’s car, a 2013 Altima.

Both were charged with trafficking over 200 grams heroin/morphine/opium and conspiracy to violate drug laws. Quinn was also arrested on an outstanding warrant. They were scheduled to be arraigned in Wareham District Court on May 12.

Ogletree and Quinn were last arrested on April 20 charged with possession of a Class B substance and resisting arrest after allegedly fleeing police.


Mario Ogletree (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Christine Quinn (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (27)
Posted by: WantToSeeChange | May 12, 2017 12:25

These two just don't learn.  Perhaps if they actually get to stay behind bars for awhile they might.

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 12, 2017 12:30

Geeze...not even a month later.  What a pair!  Where's Mario's weed shirt from April 20th?  She's looking a few turns further down the spiral since then.  Tough gig...being in and out of jail, selling drugs, and working a day job at Harding Sail in Marion.  She's a real go getter!


Ever see those chronological collections of criminal mugshots? They show a happy healthy girl in the first one and a beat up meth-head in the last.  Well, we can start doing that right here with the photos available in Wareham Week.


People get arrested everywhere.  I get it.  Every town has drugs and this crappy stuff.  I get that too.  But this kind of repeat offender nonsense is what I'm talking about.  This wonderful couple again!  Why were they released after the April 20th incident?  The whole thing is laughable.  Something is wrong with the system.  Then again, maybe the authorities let them go in order to bust them with this big one.  This pair is so damn stupid, it was probably like taking candy from a baby.

Posted by: WantToSeeChange | May 12, 2017 15:09

I'm not sure how Quinn has an outstanding warrant after being in custody only a month ago *smh*.

Posted by: cranky pants | May 12, 2017 22:16

This is just really sad. Shining example of how our justice system fails. If things were proper, these two would be getting charged with attempted homicide.

Kudos to the ones that took this crap off our streets, please keep up the good work... It's just a shame you've already caught these two.

Posted by: cranapple | May 13, 2017 06:41

These two AGAIN! Get them out of this town. They need to be locked away for at least 5 years. Don't want to see an article on these two again. Put them away! $30,000 come on Wareham PD.

Posted by: cranapple | May 13, 2017 06:45

These kids seem to be good business people. Learn a trade, sober up and make money in an honest way that will give back to others.

Posted by: cranapple | May 13, 2017 06:45

These kids seem to be good business people. Learn a trade, sober up and make money in an honest way that will give back to others.

Posted by: desertsky | May 13, 2017 08:15

If we have to see these two again there is something seriously wrong. How come they were let out again? The rate of recidivism in this town is amazing yet nobody gets a tough sentence. They'll be in the headlines again soon I'm sure..must be discouraging to the WPD to keep arresting the same losers over and over again.

Posted by: sadie | May 13, 2017 08:25

Since the drugs and money were found in the home why weren't the owners of the home the parents also arrested?? Do they just assume they didn't know what was going on maybe they did and shared in the money found in the home.

Posted by: Knocked for six | May 13, 2017 09:30

Where does it say she doesn't rent or own the house? How do you know she lives with her parents? Why would question whether or not the parents are involved?

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 13, 2017 10:02

Thats easy, 8 Ladd Ave is owned by Quinns.  Its Public information on Wareham Assessment page.  She has a Facebook Page too.  So does Mario.  She graduated Wareham High  in 2007 and went to  some college after.  She works at Harding Sail in Marion.


The internet is a powerful tool!


Just imagine.  Your adult daughter living at home.  And all this .  Nice. Not to mention her choice of boyfriends.  Mom n Dad must be proud!

Posted by: cranapple | May 13, 2017 11:34

Oh Wareham By The Sea...you are a trip is Mario off of Great Neck Road. You can do your best with your children regardless of background but you can't force them to do what is right.


Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 13, 2017 13:35

Yes, he does.  Just looked it up.  Nice house & neighborhood.  Owned by an Ogletree.  Looks like he lives at home too.  Imagine that.

Posted by: sadie | May 13, 2017 14:48

knocked.. If your daughter had been picked up for drugs a month ago and you know she had a drug problem regardless of her age wouldn't you search her room to make sure she wasn't bringing drugs, cash, or weapons into your home???

I know it is difficult for parents when their children are drug addicts but the least you can do is make sure drugs are not brought into your home.

This young women is putting her family at risk, if other addicts knew she had money and drugs in the house they could have broken into the house and injured her family members.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | May 13, 2017 15:09

They should film Cops in this town .. The film crew would never leave ...

Bad boys!
What'cha want? What'cha want?
What'cha gonna do
When Sheriff John Brown come for you?


Posted by: 181mph | May 13, 2017 17:07

i would think that if my town had an opiate problem, and i had enough time to log onto a website to make fun of people and roads and whatever else y'all moan about, that y'all would have some time to actually help,, but, i'm not 1 of the village idiots so i have no idea whats behind all this crap y'all post,, get out and do something  about it is what y'all need to do

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 13, 2017 17:42

Sadie, yes that's what a good parent would do.  But I'm surprised someone hasn't said that would be a violation of her privacy.  That's how a lot think nowadays .


181 mph, at least you are not sticking up for them.

Posted by: Spherebreaker | May 13, 2017 18:28

So glad they caught these thugs.......again. These two are the dumbest people on this planet.  I am convinced of that! You are known drug dealers in Town and you get your chance being back on street from an ALT Left judge and you don't leave Town. How stupid is that, dumber than rocks!

Posted by: Rosebud | May 14, 2017 09:16

I say congrats to our Wareham Police!  Their persistence is commendable.

Posted by: cranky pants | May 14, 2017 10:06

181 mph is right...

We should be out there with our rakes and shovels, raking the streets and shoveling through traffic. Time for some vigilante justice !!!

Let's quit loathing and posting so we can actually fight those drug dealers and other riff raff with real garden tools and whatever else we have for resources.


Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | May 14, 2017 15:18

181mph.... I have and still do my part in the "opiate crisis " when I go to work, working as a medic . People are using NARCAN  as a safety net . Not. Seeking help

Posted by: cranky pants | May 15, 2017 07:30

Narcan = one of the worst inventions ever...

It's circumventing God's way of sorting and population control. I feel that if someone needs to be revived by narcan it should be treated like an attempted suicide. I've heard horror stories of EMS going on a call and administering narcan in the morning and then going back to the same location for the same person overdosing later that evening.

Posted by: montana20 | May 15, 2017 11:51

Again!!! These two heroin dealers are scum of the earth. They have no regard that the drugs are killing children.  Is it me or does she look like she has been beaten in the face.  Assholes.  I have so much respect for The Wareham Police Dept.  They are working very hard. Thank you Dasilva!!! And Kevin Walsh.


Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | May 15, 2017 12:12

If she hasn't been beaten in the face, she needs to be.  She sure looks a lot worse than she did a month ago.  She's definitely on the accelerated program.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | May 15, 2017 15:04

Cranky . I have been to the same residence 3 times in one week for the same person. All 3 times refused hospitalization. .    Those two will be out in a week because some liberal judge will feel sorry for them

Posted by: cranky pants | May 15, 2017 17:27

That's gotta be tough for the officers who are trying so hard, and putting their own lives on hold to help these type of people. I'd compare it to fishing with a catch and release program. If I catch a nice bass I throw it back, when I catch that same big bass again it's not as gratifying as it was on the first catch.

At what point would someone just get sick of trying to help and simply give up ?


Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | May 16, 2017 18:59

Cranky it takes a toll on every first responder ... All I can say it gets tiring and that's all I can say

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