At about 3:19 PM on Tuesday March 16, 2021, members of the BPD Citywide Drug Control Unit in coordination with the Massachusetts State Police and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) arrested two suspects on drug related charges following an investigation in the area of 52 Fuller Street. 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 parties were placed in custody without incident and have since been arraigned in Dorchester District Court on charges of Trafficking Class B Drugs.