A Chelsea man was charged with receiving $10,000 worth of crystal meth last week inside a Valentine’s Day package.
Lawrence Ligocki, 62, was charged with possession and trafficking of a Class B substance after investigators tracked a Valentine’s Day package containing a teddy bear stuffed with 96 grams of crystal meth to his house, the office of Suffolk District Attorney Daniel F. Conley said in a statement on Monday.
Prosecutors asked for bail of $100,000 for Ligocki at his arraignment in Chelsea District Court, but the judge set the amount at $150, Conley’s office said.
On Feb. 5, postal inspectors notified police of a suspicious package addressed to Ligocki’s house on Willard Street, the statement said.
State Police used drug-
sniffing dogs to confirm that the package contained illegal substances before they allowed it to be shipped to Ligocki’s house.
A postal inspector posing as a mail carrier handed the package to Ligocki, who initially signaled that he was expecting the package, the statement said.
After the inspector identified himself and handed Ligocki a warrant to search the house, Ligocki allegedly said that he was not expecting a package, according to the statement.
After opening the package, investigators found three bags of crystal meth inside the teddy bear and another bag of the substance inside a glass jar in the house, Conley’s office said.
Ligocki is scheduled to return to court on March 4.Todd Feathers can be reached at email@example.com.
Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.