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$100,000 Bologna: Cops Nab Man For Kilo Of Cocaine Stuffed In Lunch Meat (PHOTO, MUGSHOT)


First Posted: 08/31/10 11:36 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 06:30 PM ET

Associated Press: HOLYOKE, Mass. — A Massachusetts man was arrested after a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a hollowed-out chunk of bologna was delivered to his home. Holyoke police said 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. Thursday. A woman sitting on the front steps signed for it.

Police then executed a search warrant and arrested a 30-year-old man on a cocaine trafficking charge.

Police said the cocaine had a street value of $100,000. The investigation is ongoing.

An official reveals a package containing a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a hollowed out chunk of bologna. (AP Photo/Holyoke Police Department)
This Aug. 26, 2010 booking photo released by the Holyoke, Mass., police shows Juan Rodriguez, arrested when he received a package shipped from Puerto Rico to his Holyoke home that contained a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a chunk of bologna. (AP Photo/Holyoke Police Department)
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