Boston Police reports a hunch by postal inspectors that there was something unusual about a package addressed to an apartment on Fuller Street in Dorchester paid off on Tuesday with the arrest of two Lawrence men who showed up there to pick it up.
Police say officers, state troopers and agents from the US Postal Inspectors Service had the place staked out:
The officers were surveilling the address due to an incoming parcel scheduled for delivery which met the USPIS’ criteria of a suspicious package.
Officers observed a vehicle approach and park in the driveway of the target address at which time a male party, later identified as a 19-year-old male from Lawrence, exited from the driver’s seat and then returned to the vehicle with the package, placing it in the trunk before driving off.
Officers followed the vehicle a short distance and performed a traffic stop based on their observations, removing both the operator and a passenger of the vehicle, later identified as a 20-year-old male from Lawrence. Officers then took custody of the package, opened it and discovered a large quantity of cocaine believed to be in excess of 1,000 grams.
Both were charged with cocaine trafficking, police say.