HOLYOKE, Mass. — A Massachusetts man has been arrested after a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a hollowed out chunk of bologna was delivered to his home.
Holyoke police say they were tipped off by postal inspectors in Puerto Rico who had been investigating similar shipments. A dog confirmed the presence of drugs and the bologna was cut open.
The meat was then repackaged and an undercover postal inspector delivered it to a Holyoke address at about 4:45 p.m. on Thursday where a woman sitting on the front steps signed for it.
Police then executed a search warrant and arrested 30-year-old Juan Rodriguez on a cocaine trafficking charge. He is scheduled to be arraigned Friday. It was not immediately clear if he had a lawyer.
Police say the cocaine had a street value of $100,000. The investigation is ongoing.