2 men arrested on drug charges after traffic stop in Hyannis

HYANNIS, MASS. (WHDH) - Two men are facing charges after police say they were caught with drugs during a traffic stop in Hyannis on Tuesday.

Officers who stopped a 2009 Ford Expedition on Airport Road about 11 p.m. arrested the driver, Clifford Ostane, 36, of Brighton, after he refused to identify himself to police. The passenger, Kenneth Providence, 21, of Brighton, allegedly recorded the encounter on his cellphone and repeatedly interfered with officers.

As they placed Ostane under arrest, police say Providence clung to the undercarriage of the vehicle, refused to listen to police, bit and kicked the officers, and even grabbed one of their tasers.

Once Providence was in custody, police allegedly found narcotics on both men.

Ostane was charged with operating a motor vehicle with a defective tail light, resisting/obstructing arrest, failure to produce a driver’s license to police, operating with a revoked license (subsequent offense), and possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute.

Providence was charged with interfering with a police officer, resisting/obstructing arrest, three counts of assault and battery on a police officer, disarming a police officer, and possession of a Class B substance with intent to distribute.

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