Man arrested on drug charge connected to package

Published: 11/27/2019 9:44:18 PM
Modified: 11/27/2019 9:44:13 PM

BARRE — A Fitchburg man was arrested Monday after he picked up a suspicious package from overseas that was found to contain a large amount of the drug commonly known as Molly, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

Christopher J. Barker, 28, of 37 Valley St., first floor, Fitchburg, was charged with possession of a class B drug (MDMA or Molly) with intent to distribute. He was arraigned in East Brookfield District Court today and was released on personal recognizance. His case was continued to Feb. 11, 2020.

The narcotics squad of the State Police Detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office was notified by the Homeland Security Investigations that there was a suspicious package from Slovenia bound for Barre. At JFK International Airport’s mail facility, Customs Border and Protection Officers found the package suspicious after a CBP K9 hit on the package. CBP then contacted Homeland Security Investigations.

In the package were a tan rock-like substance that weighed 506 grams and many blue pills that weighed 135 grams. The contents tested positive for MDMA.

State Police Detectives working with a U.S. Postal Inspector executed a controlled delivery to address on the package. The address was the home of the suspect’s relative. Soon after the delivery was made the suspect arrived, took possession of the drugs and was arrested without incident by the State Police with assistance from HSI and Barre Police.

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