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Investigators Seize 35 Pounds of Marijuana, THC Gel, Cash as part of Investigation
BROCKTON – State Police have thwarted the efforts of a 46-year-old Lakeville man who was allegedly using the US Mail to receive packages containing large amounts of Marijuana, Plymouth County District Attorney Timothy J. Cruz has announced.
State Police arrested Justin Healey (DOB: 11/01/70) late Thursday afternoon and he was arraigned today in Plymouth District Court on one count each of Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class D Substance, Marijuana and Possession with Intent to Distribute a Class C Substance, THC/Hash Oil. Healey pleaded not guilty and the Commonwealth requested that Healey be held on $10,000 cash bail. Bail was set at $5,000 bail and he is next scheduled to appear in court February 10, 2017.
Healey’s arrest followed a three-month long investigation which began in November by State Police Detectives assigned to the Plymouth County District Attorney’s Office, United States Postal Inspectors and the Kingston Police. The investigation focused on suspicious packages, officials believed to contain marijuana, being sent from California to locations in the towns of Kingston and Plymouth. U.S. Postal Inspectors had been tracking the shipments and Healey was identified as the receiver of the packages.
“The success of this investigation was about diligent and smart police work by State Police, the US Postal Investigators and our local police officers, working together to keep our communities safe and keep drugs out of them,” DA Cruz said.
During the investigation, Healey was observed to have received multiple parcels through the U.S. Mail that were being shipped from California to 93 Cape Cod Avenue in Plymouth and to 49 Main Street in Kingston. These addresses were identified as locations utilized by Healey.
On January 25, 2017, U.S. Postal Inspectors contacted State Police to report that they were tracking a package addressed from California to a fictitious business in Kingston, “Jay’s Vending, C/O Jay Healey.” The package was addressed to the same fictitious company and
location previously utilized by Healey and that investigators observed Healey receiving the packages. Investigators arranged a delivery to the front porch of 49 Main Street in Kingston, but
the package was never received by Healey. State Police obtained a search warrant for the package and found it to contain 10 pounds of suspected marijuana inside heat sealed bags. The marijuana was seized as part of the investigation.
On Thursday, State Police and the US Postal Inspectors received information that another package was due for delivery at 93 Cape Cod Avenue in Plymouth, another address utilized by
Healey. At approximately 2:30 pm, a US Postal Inspector operating a US Postal Service truck, delivered the package to the front door. Approximately 30 minutes later, Healey arrived at the home in his Toyota Camry and picked up the package and brought it inside the residence. At 3:10 p.m., State Police executed a search warrant at that address and made entry without incident. The package sent to the home contained 12 pounds of suspected Marijuana in heat sealed bags. A search of the residence yielded 13 additional pounds of Marijuana in heat sealed bags, a heat sealer, digital scale, packaging materials, paperwork, including money order receipts, 100 jars of THC Gel, multiple cell phones and $1,200 in cash.
In addition to the search warrants executed in Plymouth, State Police executed additional warrants in Lakeville and Kingston. In those locations, State Police, Plymouth Police and Lakeville Police seized amounts of THC/Hash Oil, approximately $3,500 in cash, a cell phone and money order receipt.
The case was investigated by the Plymouth County State Police Detective Unit, the United States Police Inspectors, Kingston Police, Lakeville Police and Plymouth Police.