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Braintree Scanner Tales: Fire responders find 116 pounds of pot; OUI arrest; drug arrest

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  October 16, 2013 12:29 PM

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Fire responders find 116 pounds of pot

Braintree police seized approximately 116 pounds of marijuana and arrested a Quincy man and woman after authorities responded to a fire alarm at the Lenox Farms apartments.

According to police, the fire department responded to the alarm shortly before 2:30 p.m. on Monday and observed water pouring out from under the garage door. A piece of burnt cardboard was later found in the garage, which had turned on a sprinkler head.

Police entered the apartment to check further on the fire and ensure the safety of the occupants, when firefighters discovered a large amount of marijuana in the master bedroom closet.

Police said the apartment lacked any clothing in the closets, kitchen utensils, or food; and had very little furniture. No one was found in the apartment.

Police were notified of the discovery and officers secured the apartment and applied for a search warrant.

While officers were waiting for a search warrant, a couple drove up and attempted to open the garage with a remote. The couple was stopped by officers and identified as two Quincy residents.

Police received a search warrant and seized 116 one-pound packages of marijuana. Police also said they seized two heat seal machines, heat seal baggies, and a large scale.

Dang. L. Huynh, 32, and Mary Mei Chan, 31, both of Quincy were arrested and charged with trafficking in marijuana and conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act.

The leaseholder on the apartment, a 19-year-old woman from Boston, was not present at the scene but will be summonsed to court for trafficking in marijuana, police said.

Her name has not been released as she has not yet been charged.

Braintree woman charged with OUI
A Braintree woman was arrested on Sunday, Oct. 13 after allegedly crashing into a parked car while driving under the influence.

According to police, officers arrived to the crash on Staten Road early Sunday morning.

Officers were initially led to believe that the operator of the car had fled the scene, but later concluded that the suspect, who claimed she had been a passenger, was actually the driver.

Lauren Campbell, 21, of Braintree was arrested and charged with operating under the influence of alcohol and operating to endanger.

No one was injured in the crash.

Dennis man charged with drug possession
Police arrested a Dennis man on Thursday after officers patrolling the South Shore Plaza observed him acting suspiciously in the parking lot.

Police said they watched the suspect and his female companion for a long time before approaching their vehicle.

Upon approach, officers said they could smell a strong odor of burnt marijuana coming from inside the car. A search of the car uncovered a backpack in the trunk, which contained two glass jars containing a quantity of marijuana along with a prescription vial containing numerous small plastic bags of heroin, police said.

Police also reporting finding a digital scale and drug packaging paraphernalia.

Jordan O’Brien, 23, of Dennis was arrested and charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.

Over $2,500 in cash was found in one of O’Brien’s pockets, which was also seized as suspected profits from drug sales.

The companion in the car was not charged and her name has not been released.

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