Massachusetts State Police Charge Man With Distribution of Marijuana

Massachusetts State Police make drug arrest on Route 95 Tuesday.


(From the Massachusetts State Police)

Tuesday, Massachusetts State Trooper Mark Hannon assigned to the Foxborough Barracks, arrested a 26-year-old man, Hieu Dien, of Everett, on Route 95 in Mansfield and recovered approximately 20 pounds of marijuana from a cedar-lined box.

Trooper Hannon was on patrol on the southbound side of highway when he observed a white 2009 Lexis sedan operating at a high rate of speed. Hannon pulled the vehicle over and immediately detected a strong odor of marijuana. He also observed marijuana and drug paraphernalia in the center console of the sedan.

After further conversation with the operator, Trooper Hannon determined the operator was not being truthful regarding his travel plans. At this time, Trooper Hannon contacted Trooper Robert Bohn, assigned to the State Police K-9 Section, and requested that he respond to the motor vehicle stop with his dog, who is certified in the detection of narcotics.

Moments later, Trooper Bohn arrived on scene and deployed K-9 Wyatt, who performed an exterior “sniff” of the vehicle. Wyatt immediately alerted to the presence of a narcotic odor emanating from the trunk.

After Wyatt finished the exterior “sniff,” Trooper Bohn conducted a search inside the trunk of 2009 Lexis. Trooper Bohn located a cedar-lined box and a trash bag and discovered a substance he knew to be marijuana inside the box and the trash bag.

Upon further investigation, 16 individually wrapped, vacuumed-sealed packages were discovered to contain a substance to be consistent with marijuana. The weight of the marijuana was approximately 20 pounds with a street value of approximately $30,000. Also seized was approximately $2,100 in US currency.

Dien was transported to the State Police Barracks in Foxborough where he was booked, charged, and held on $25,000 cash bail.

The arrested individual was charged with:
-Failure to Keep Right; and
-Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana.

FlyingTooLow October 31, 2012 at 08:05 PM
I was busted in 1981 for conspiracy to import and distribute 12,000 pounds of marijuana. In that era, the DEA estimated that 40 tons per day were being consumed in the US. My 6 tons was a measly 3 1/2 hour supply. Yet, I still spent 5 years in Federal Prison for that 'indiscretion.' I wrote about the great times I had that led to my arrest: Shoulda Robbed a Bank I would be honored by your review.
FlyingTooLow October 31, 2012 at 08:06 PM
All card-carrying members of the DEA need to read: Shoulda Robbed a Bank Here is one of its reviews: 5.0 out of 5 stars... If David Sedaris had written 'Catcher in the Rye'..this would be it, June 30, 2012 Amazon Verified Purchase This review is from: Shoulda Robbed a Bank (Kindle Edition) I have never smoked pot in my life...nor do I ever care to. I read about this book in numerous Huffington Post comments. Thought I would read it because I know nothing about marijuana or the people involved with it. I am ecstatic that I did. Funny, Funny, Funny!!! The chapters are like short stories. Stories about unloading boats with helicopters, close encounters with law enforcement, traveling through the jungles of South America. The chapter about the author's first time smoking marijuana made me feel like I was with him...coughing. All of the characters were just a group of loveable, nice guys and girls. Not what I had been raised to believe...hysterical maniacs high on pot bent on death and mayhem. They were nothing like that. If you have ever read any of David Sedaris' books, and like them...you will love Shoulda Robbed a Bank. And the crazy things happening reminded me of Holden Caufield in 'Catcher in the Rye' and the way he staggered through life. The way the words are put together are like nothing I have ever heard. I am sure I will use many of the sayings found in this book just to dazzle my friends. A terrific read. I love this book.


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