A 24-year-old Cranston man is facing drug charges after a drug-sniffing dog detected marijuana in boxes being sent through the mail from California to an address in Attleboro, Mass.
The Sun Chronicle reported that Haik Amroyan of 74 Potter St., Cranston, was arrested along with Patrick Clark, 25, of Attleboro.
Police said they, along with U.S. Postal Service Investigators, staked out a house in Atteleboro after a drug-sniffing dog smelled pot in boxes addressed to the house that were reportedly shipped from California.
The boxes were addressed to a fictitious name at the address, which happens to be the same address for Clark.
Police said they arrested Clark who then told police he was receiving the packages for Amroyan. He contacted Amroyan by phone and text message and police arrested Amroyan when he showed up in a blue Toyota to pick up the packages.
Both men were charged with marijuana possession and conspiracy to violate the controlled substance laws. Amroyan faced additional charges with marijuana possession with intent to distribute. He was released on $5,000 bail.
NOTE: An earlier version of this story had the wrong address listed for Amroyan. We apologize for the error.