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VIA THE PATRIOT LEDGER
November 2, 2011
A 61-year-old man has pleaded guilty to having 15 pounds of marijuana at a rent-subsidized housing for the elderly building in Wollaston where police said he had been living.
Angel R. Colon, was arrested Dec. 22 outside Wollaston Manor at 91 Clay St. A package sent from Montrose, Calif., raised suspicions when it arrived at the Wollaston post office, police said. Colon tried to collect it but was told he couldn't have it because he had no identification. He asked to have it delivered the next day to the apartment building where he lived, police said.
Meanwhile, police brought in a dog trained to sniff out drugs, and it hit on Colon’s package. A postal inspector posing as a carrier brought the package to Wollaston Manor, and Colon, who was standing in front of the building, signed for it, police said.
That’s when Quincy police moved in and asked Colon if he knew what was inside the package. He said he didn’t know, said he was abandoning it and allowed officers to open it, police said. Inside was 15 pounds of marijuana in a bucket that was wrapped in paper towels soaked in ammonia, a method commonly used to attempt to mask the smell of marijuana, police said.
After Colon was arrested, detectives went to the apartment listed on the package. Police said Colon’s mother, who is in her 80s, told them that her son lived there with her. Wollaston Manor provides apartments for seniors whose rent is subsidized by the federally funded Section 8 program.
A Wollaston Manor employee who would only identify herself by her first name, said Tuesday that the building management does not divulge information about tenants. She said Colon had been visiting there a year and a half ago, and that he had never lived there.
Court records listed Colon’s address as 91 Clay St. when he was arraigned in December. A document listing the conditions of his probation Oct. 17, when he entered his guilty plea, lists his address as Corey Road in Brighton.
Colon accepted a plea and sentence recommendation from the prosecution calling for a one-year suspended jail sentence and probation until Oct. 14, 2014.
“He has no Mass. criminal record and a minor out-of-state record,” David Traub, spokesman for Norfolk County District Attorney Michael Morrissey said. “Three years supervised probation with a year (in jail) hanging over his head is about what we can hope to see with a possession to distribute Class D charge,” Traub said.
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