A delivery disguised as Christmas gifts was actually 8 to 10 pounds of marijuana. Credit: Wareham Police
Santa's sleigh pulled into Wareham last week, but his delivery was a lot more than toys.
Police discovered that 8 to 10 pounds of marijuana was sent through the postal system disguised as a delivery of Christmas gifts.
A joint investigation involving detectives of the Wareham Police Department, Middleboro Police Department, and the United States Postal Service executed a search warrant regarding a large amount of marijuana intended for postal delivery at an address in East Wareham.
Upon entry into the home, detectives seized the delivered package, which contained about 8-10 pounds of marijuana wrapped in 25 individual plastic baggies. The estimated street value of the marijuana was between $18,000 and $20,000. The origin of the packages is under investigation, Wareham police said in a statement.
Zachary Driscoll, 23, who took possession of the marijuana upon delivery, was arrested by police and arraigned at Wareham 4th District Court on the charge of possession with intent to distribute.