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20 bags of marijuana sent to Dorchester building housing radio stations

(Boston police department)

Boston police Tuesday seized a package containing 20 bags of suspected marijuana that had been mailed to a Dorchester building housing several FM radio stations, officials said.

The seizure of the suspected pot occurred around 6:45 p.m. at 55 Morrissey Boulevard, according to Boston police.

“Officers were able to locate the package which contained twenty bags of a green leafy substance believed to be Marijuana,” police said in a statement. “The package and its contents were forwarded to the State Lab for analysis.”

The marijuana was addressed to a specific person who does not work in the building or for the company that owns the stations, police said. Authorities declined to disclose the name of the intended recipient.

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Marijuana is legal in Massachusetts, but individuals can only possess 1 ounce or less in public. Sales are only permitted by licensed dispensaries.

Among the popular music stations broadcasting from the Morrissey Boulevard address are 92.9 FM, 96.9 FM, and 105.7 FM.

The stations’ owners, the Beasley Media Group, said Wednesday in a statement that the “company called the police when it discovered the contents of the package that was delivered to the stations via UPS. We do not know who the contraband was meant for. It was addressed to the location, but sent to a name that was not one of our employees. The Drug Task Force of the Boston Police Department came and confiscated the package.”


Travis Andersen can be reached at travis.andersen@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @TAGlobe.