DRACUT — Chief Stephen D. Chaput reports the Dracut Police Department will charge one man with drug possession following an alleged attempt to purchase pills via the dark web.
A DRACUT MAN, AGE 23, is being summonsed on a charge of Possession of a Class E Drug With Intent to Distribute.
On Wednesday, Sept. 23, agents with U.S. Customs and Border Protection selected a package coming from the United Kingdom and addressed to a DRACUT MAN for further inspection at a Philadelphia package sorting facility. Inside the package, agents located 681 grams of Alprazolam, which is a prescription anxiety medication.
Dracut Police were made aware of the shipment by agents from Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and collaborated with the Department of Homeland Security, CBP and Massachusetts State Police to carry out a controlled delivery of the package to the DRACUT MAN in order to further their investigation.
That controlled delivery was carried out on Friday, Oct. 2, without incident when the DRACUT MAN accepted the controlled delivery from an undercover Dracut Police detective. The individual was issued a summons rather than placed under arrest as a result of his continued cooperation with Dracut Police and federal investigators.