Students arrested in Brookline pot bust
BROOKLINE, Mass. (WHDH) -- Three people were arrested after a large stash of marijuana and cash was found in a Brookline apartment.
Police received a tip from the Sacramento, California Drug Task Force that the drugs were headed to Massachusetts.
Police say they found the stash of cash and drugs inside an apartment building in Brookline.
“This is the largest that I’ve seen in my 28 years in the Brookline Police Department,” said Lt. Philip Harrington, Brookline Police Department.
Six pounds of marijuana were shipped from California to the Freeman Street complex with a fake name. Police said they waited to make the arrests of two college students.
“One we believe is a BU student, the other is a student at Mass. College of Pharmacy,” Lt. Harrington said.
Police say they found seven more pounds of marijuana inside the apartment, $117,000 in cash inside a backpack, and evidence of a distribution operation.
The news of the arrests came as a surprise to some residents who live at the complex.
“It’s mainly doctors who live here, people from the hospital, and then college kids. The fact that it happened is surprising,” said Razi Shahani, a resident.
The suspects have been charged with possession with intent to distribute.
Police say one of the suspects had three warrants out for his arrest. Police are waiting for a fourth suspect to turn himself in.