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3 Men Arrested In Mass. On Drug Charges

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Authorities say three men have been arrested in Massachusetts after police found nearly 25 pounds of cocaine in their Peabody hotel room. The drugs had an estimated street value of about $1.1 million.

Police say 38-year-old Jason Grilli of Laval, Puerto Rico; 33-year-old Valentine Torres of Juarez, N.M.; and 27-year-old Gerardo Rodriguez Florez of Tucson, Ariz., were arrested Wednesday and charged with trafficking cocaine and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

They are scheduled to be arraigned Thursday at Peabody District Court.

Police say the men had been under surveillance for some time and police moved in when Grilli allegedly made a drug sale in the parking lot.

It was not clear if the men had lawyers.

This program aired on December 22, 2011. The audio for this program is not available.


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