Three people were arrested Wednesday in connection with a large-scale drug operation that was running out of the Shriver family’s multi-million dollar home in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, without the family’s knowledge.
The Massachusetts home is owned by a limited liability company that’s managed by Robert Sargent “Bobby” Shriver III. Shriver is the son of the late Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. The couple founded the program that eventually turned into the Special Olympics.
Troy Monteiro and Trevor Rose were caught using the mansion as a distribution hub for fentanyl, an opioid pain medication, according to a report by the New York Post. The two were selling large amounts of the drug to users and dealers in the Cape Cod area.
Monteiro and his girlfriend Ariel Price-Perry were arrested after police followed them from New Bedford to the Shriver house, following a foot chase as the man attempted to recover drugs he had hidden on the beach, as reported by WCVB.
Rose was taken into custody shortly afterward.
Police were able to recover large amounts of the drug after searching the area. Investigators found 200 grams of the drug hidden around the beach near the home in different locations. The amount authorities found is worth approximately $40,000.
Monteiro and Rose were able to access the mansion because of the caretaker who had been letting them use the property. The Shriver family had no idea that the home was being used to distribute massive amounts of drugs.
The caretaker’s name was not released. It isn’t known if the man was arrested for not.
Monteiro’s girlfriend, Price-Perry, attempted to destroy evidence. She was arrested and taken into custody for impeding a police investigation.
Rose was charged with one count of trafficking fentanyl and one count of possession of cocaine. Monteiro was charged with two counts of trafficking fentanyl and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance act.
[Feature Photo: Barnstable PD]