Dartmouth man arrested in Wareham gas station raid

Jun 5, 2019

A Dartmouth resident was arrested for allegedly selling drug paraphernalia after a raid at a Wareham gas station.

According to Wareham police, John Amaral, 57, of Dartmouth, was arrested at Route 6 Fuel in Wareham on June 4. Amaral, who is a clerk at the gas station, allegedly sold an undercover detective a glass pipe and a piece of a copper pad after the detective used a special code word to make the purchase. The two objects can be used together to smoke crack cocaine, according to police.

Amaral was charged with possession with intent to distribute drug paraphernalia. The store’s manager, Mohammad Iqbal, 58, of New Bedford, was also arrested.

Police also seized more than 30 glass pipes and multiple copper pads.