Police arrested a 62-year-old Massachusetts man after thousands of dollars worth of crystal meth was found inside of a Valentine's Day teddy bear package.
Recently, Suffolk County authorities recovered approximately $10,000 worth of methamphetamine inside of a Valentine's Day teddy bear. The package had been sent using the United States Postal Service (USPS) Express Mail option. Postal officials were suspect of the package and notified state police, according to MyFoxBoston.
Authorities brought drug-sniffing dogs to the facility; the dogs sniffed out the meth.
The package had been addressed to a "Larry Lajoicki" to an address where a man named "Lawrence Ligocki" lived. A postal inspector, posed as a mail carrier, delivered the Express Mail package to the residence listed on the package.
After the man allegedly "signaled" the package was his, the postal inspector identified himself and informed the man the package was suspect, according to the Boston Globe.
The man who answered at the address had reportedly also signed for the package.
Upon search of the Valentine's Day gift delivery, it was found to contain chocolates and a teddy bear. Three bags of crystal meth were found inside the teddy bear that amounted to 96 grams, say authorities. A warrant to search the package had been obtained earlier.
Upon further search, more meth was allegedly found in the home.
Ligocki, of Chelsea, Mass., was arrested in connection with the teddy bear meth package with possession and trafficking of a Class B substance. The suspect maintains he was not expecting the package, reported CBS News in Boston.
At this time, media reports do not appear to indicate who officials say may have sent the package.
He was released on $150 bail and is due back in court on March 4.