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$100k Worth of Cocaine Stashed in Bologna, Say Cops

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

$100k of Cocaine Stashed in Bologna, Say Cops
Official Reveals Cocaine in Bologna (AP)

HOLYOKE, Mass. (CBS/AP) Drug traffickers may have found a new use for a humble lunch meat.

A man has been arrested after a kilogram of cocaine hidden inside a hollowed-out chunk of bologna was delivered to his home.

Puerto Rico postal inspectors tipped off police in Holyoke, Massachusetts about the contraband cold cuts, say police.

A dog confirmed the presence of drugs in the bologna, and it 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 say the cocaine had a street value of $100,000; the bologna's street value is probably significantly less than that.

The investigation is ongoing.

  • Kevin Hayes

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