Several pounds of marijuana sent by FedEx are now in police custody, as are stacks of cash and three young men.
During a 5-hour sting operation, police say packages containing bags of pot were sent to fictional names but picked up by real people. Police say they have arrested Jesse Pomponio, a Boston University student; Alexander Zhang, a Mass College of Pharmacy student, and Trevor Powell, all aged 24, and charged them with possession with intent to distribute.
Police are looking into a fourth suspect, and hope he will turn himself in.
Amid the items seized from the apartment, 10 to 15 pounds of marijuana, about $117,000 in cash, and two pre-paid cell phones.
The Brookline Police Department wrote in their blog about the arrest, which they say came from a tip by way of Sacremento, Calif. The Sacremento Drug Task Force informed them of several FedEx packages that were bound for 185 Freeman Street, addressed to a fictional person in one of the apartment.
Detectives believe the operation has been running for at least a couple of months. The case itself is still under investigation.