Martha Coakley on Drugs
From November 2004 through January 2005, the Massachusetts State Police, with the assistance of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Division, conducted an investigation into a hydroponic marijuana importation and distribution organization operating within the greater Boston area. Throughout the investigation, police monitored numerous cell phone conversations and text messages on various mobile phones and discovered that Katz was importing large amounts of marijuana and distributing it to various locations throughout the state. The drugs seized in this investigation totaled over 100 pounds of hydroponic marijuana.
Rojas was arrested following a three month joint investigation conducted by the Attorney General's Office, the Lynn Police Department and State Police. During separate occasions, Rojas was observed trafficking cocaine in Lynn, Salem, and Revere.
This case was prosecuted under Attorney General Martha Coakley's Enterprise and Major Crimes Division. State Police assigned to the Attorney General's Office and the Lynn Police Department assisted with this investigation.
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Joe L. Kennedy
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