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Three men arrested on Roxbury drug charges

Three men were arrested in Roxbury on drug trafficking and possession charges Wednesday after an undercover operation by Boston police, authorities said.

Police said they intercepted a package containing more than six pounds of cocaine from a local mailing facility Wednesday that had been shipped from California to an address in the area of Moreland Street near Dudley Square. An undercover officer of the drug control unit then delivered the package, and Troy Prescott, 28, allegedly signed for and accepted it.

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He was arrested after “a brief struggle” on charges of trafficking a Class B substance and unlawful possession of a firearm, police said.

An investigation also led police to arrest William Zayas, 37, of Roxbury, who is also accused of trafficking a Class B substance. Police said Zayas later arrived and took the package, which investigators had left in the area. A man accompanying Zayas, 24-year-old Kalil Landers of Roxbury, was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, after police said he was carrying over $600 worth of the substance.

Boston police were assisted by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency, State Police, and Homeland Security.

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