Man arrested after receiving drug stuffed teddy bear in the mailBy Mason White 4:30 AM February 15, 2013
|Drug stuffed teddy bear|
By: Moses Gold
A man was arrested and charged with drug related charges after his clever plan to smuggle drugs failed.
A teddy bear is usually a gift of love unless it is used as a cover to smuggle drugs.
That’s what authorities say happened to Lawrence Ligocki of Chelsea, Massachusetts, who allegedly received a package containing not only many heart shaped boxes of chocolate, but also a teddy bear with three bags of methamphetamine worth about $10,000.
Authorities first suspected the possible drug violation on last week, when postal inspectors reported a suspicious package to the police and the presence of drugs was confirmed by a drug-sniffing dog.
The Methamphetamine stuffed teddy bear was given over to Ligocki, 62, by a postal inspector posing as a mail delivery person. According to the account of the inspector, Ligocki initially said he was waiting for the package, but after the officer handed him a warrant to search the house, he quickly changed his story.
During the search of the house, investigators say they found an additional methamphetamine bottle.
Ligocki was charged with possession and trafficking of drugs and was released on $150 bail after pleading not guilty.