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Quincy Scanner Tales: Police stumble upon drug deal of 47lb of marijuana

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  November 19, 2013 12:25 PM

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Quincy police confiscated 47 pounds of marijuana and $37,000 in cash after two men allegedly participated in a drug deal next to an undercover police officer.

According to police, a Quincy undercover detective was sitting in his car doing surveillance on another property at High Point Apartments on Quarry Street at about 7 p.m. Monday when a man pulled up beside him in a 2007 white Honda accord.

The man was talking on his cell phone and seemed to be waiting. The officer soon backed out of the parking space to continue surveillance from another location, and the suspect allegedly looked surprised to see the detective’s car was occupied, police said.

Watching from a distance, police said they saw a grey 2001 Honda accord pull up next to the first car approximately five minutes later. Both men opened their trunks, moving a black bag from the grey car to the white. Both cars soon left the area.

Believing a drug transaction had just occurred, police followed the grey Accord and stopped it on the ramp to Route 93 by East Milton. Police said the suspect told officers he wanted to speak to an attorney.

Police also stopped the white Accord on Quarry Street. When asked he was coming from, police said, he told them the South Shore Plaza. He too soon asked for an attorney.

A police dog was called to the scene of the white Accord to sniff out drugs, and alerted police of possible drugs in the truck of the car.

A search found a black bag with 47 vacuum-sealed bags containing marijuana. A sum of money and two iPhones were also found in the car.

At the other scene, police said they discovered $32,000 in cash, an iPhone, and two Samsung cell phones in the suspect’s car.

Michael Chu, 41, from Ware, and Viet Q. Huynh 34, from Beverly, were arrested and charged with distribution of a Class D substance and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance laws.

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