Wareham residents arrested for trafficking heroin, police seize $50,000 worth of shoes

Sep 12, 2017
Photo by: Wareham Police Department Approximately $50,000 worth of shoes and sneakers were seized by the police on Monday.

Two Wareham residents were arrested Monday after a drug raid that led to the seizure of heroin, cocaine, pills, cash and $50,000 worth of shoes.

Wareham Police Department detectives executed a search warrant Monday morning, the culmination of a weeks-long investigation into activity at 2 Cranberry Lane in Wareham, where Mario Ogletree, 31, and Christine Quinn, 28, resided on bail related to previous criminal drug charges.

Trained K-9 units from the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Department and the Massachusetts Department of Corrections assisted in locating a large amount of narcotics in Ogletree’s bedroom and approximately $4,500 in cash. Over 38 grams of heroin, five grams of cocaine, Suboxone strips and 40 unidentified pills were recovered in the room, along with related paraphernalia.

Police also seized 260 pairs of sneakers and shoes, mostly new or collector’s items. The shoe collection is valued at approximately $50,000.

Ogletree and Quinn had been arrested in May and charged with trafficking over 300 grams of heroin.

On Monday, they were charged with trafficking heroin over 36 grams, possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute (cocaine), possession of a Class B substance (Suboxone), possession of a Class C substance (Clonazepam) and possession of a Class E substance with intent to distribute (amphetamine). Ogletree was also charged with resisting arrest. They were scheduled to be arraigned on the charges at Wareham District Court on Tuesday.

Mario Ogletree (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Christine Quinn (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (20)
Posted by: Andrea Smith | Sep 12, 2017 17:12

$50,000 worth of sneakers and shoes? Any idea where they came from?

Posted by: felinesmom | Sep 12, 2017 17:40

The Wareham magnet strikes again! :(((

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Sep 12, 2017 17:45

Any chance he was down in Florida where they were looting sneakers. What is it with these guys and sneakers?


My wheels are turning but I don't think I'm going to comment much about these two.  I did after the first two times they made the paper.  Plus someone will jump on and defend them and call me mean.


The only thing I have to say that is sadder than these two is the fact that the system allows this to happen three times.

Posted by: Randall Stephens | Sep 12, 2017 18:41

Wareham Police should have a Sneaker sale and streamline the sales on a TV just outside their cells so they can watch people purchase all those beloved shoes ! Money made go to purchasing more NARCANS to save people they infected !

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Sep 12, 2017 18:46

Hmm just like I say  job security... Any chance Chief Walsh will be auctioning any of those Kicks off ? Jr. Is a big collector of those

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Sep 12, 2017 19:33

While I am s glad they caught these thugs, i wonder at how far our society has devolved into lawlessness. How many times does it take before our liberal judges actually do something t stop the drug epidemic. They are front and center on why this problem is escalating. They are just as guilty as the drug dealers they release to kill again. These two a#s clowns are murderers and should be put away for life with no parole. Sell the shoes and buy some rope to leave in their cells, so they can dry their clothes.

Posted by: cranky pants | Sep 13, 2017 07:33

Frequent flyer program or revolving door policy ?

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Sep 13, 2017 09:58

Job security.... DA 's not pushing judges and challenging them . I think it's hilarious that they got out and went right back to business. Shows you how much they are concerned about the WPD.

Posted by: p8ryts | Sep 13, 2017 10:56

The problem is we can't put everyone in jail.  There are too many of them committing crimes.  I suggest we deport them to another country.  Drop them off on a beach in the Mid East, Africa or some delightful Asian country like North Korea.  Siberia could be an option for those that don't like warm weather.   Funny but not meant to be.

Posted by: cranky pants | Sep 13, 2017 12:21

So who gets the shoes ?

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Sep 13, 2017 12:26

Cranky , Idk , but if you see some boys in blue with some nice kicks ... You know where they went .... I can't wait for that auction , my 14 year old  is drooling and wants to add to his collection , but his were paid for with hard work ...Crime doesn't pay

Posted by: Andrea Smith | Sep 14, 2017 13:59

Today at 4 p.m. on New Center 5 (Channel 5) couple answers questions about "bizarre" (Channel 5's word choice) collection of shoes found in their home

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Sep 14, 2017 14:14

I said I wasn't going to comment much so I'll keep this short.  We dabbled in the assessor's data base last time this couple decided to act up.  I just need to share again.


2 Cranberry Lane is a very nice newer house owned by 65 year old OGLETREE ROBERTA J.  That means that this tool bag and his banged up looking girlfriend actually live at home with his mother! Can one imagine such a thing?  This level of criminal behavior going on under her roof after two previous arrests!  Why wasn't she arrested as an accomplice?  While making little Mario's bed and doing his laundry, I wonder what she thought of all the sneakers and other things?

Posted by: Warehamlifer | Sep 14, 2017 14:18

That's a good one Randall !!!!!!!

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Sep 14, 2017 14:51

Who's Randall?  Wait, I think I know...

In a dystopian world that doesn't seem like such a departure from our own future, people are content living under constant surveillance and absolute control. Players take on the part of Randall, a powerful telepath with a touch of schizophrenia.

Posted by: sadie | Sep 14, 2017 22:22

I think if the mom was there she would have been arrested. There is no way she could have lived there and not known what was going. Especially since they had been arrested twice within a few months.

Maybe she doesn't live there, she could own the home and live somewhere else.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Sep 15, 2017 08:06

Sadie , don't you think mommy should have kicked her lovely son out after the first two times the place for raided ? I know I would have . If he's renting where is the inspection people that charge me 100 bucks every year to make sure my rental is up to par ?  I still wanna know what's going to happen to the kicks ? Hopefully they won't end up like my jet ski years ago after it was recovered it got stolen again lol...

Posted by: cranberry scoop | Sep 15, 2017 18:12

I would like to see the Onset VFW have a sneaker sale and keep the proceeds.

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Sep 15, 2017 22:23

Good idea ... Keep the VFW open ....

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Sep 17, 2017 16:18

I even have a better idea ... Donate all the sneakers to the people in Fla and Houston ....

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