Wareham Police seize 112 pounds of marijuana, arrest Providence man

Dec 28, 2017
Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department

Wareham Police discovered 112 pounds of marijuana at Cape Cod Express, a Wareham-based shipping company, and arrested Michael Chen of Providence for trafficking marijuana on Wednesday.

The police department received information regarding suspicious packages on Wednesday, described as two wooden crates at Cape Cod Express.

While Wareham Police detectives were investigating, 40-year-old Chen arrived and claimed ownership of the packages. Detectives confronted him and Chen consented to a search of the crates, which contained marijuana packaged in 60 plastic food saver bags in one crate and 52 bags of marijuana in the other crate, according to police.

Chen was placed under arrest at the scene and charged with trafficking marijuana over 100 pounds. His car was seized for possible forfeiture proceedings, as an investigation found the car was recently purchased outright in cash.

Also assisting in the investigation were narcotics detection certified Bourne Police Department K9 Dutch and his handler, Officer Lee Desrosiers.

Michael Chen (Courtesy of: Wareham Police Department)
Comments (9)
Posted by: totellthetruth | Dec 28, 2017 16:25


Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Dec 28, 2017 16:28

Hey, what's the problem?  Isn't that stuff legal now?  Haha!  Another great job Wareham and Bourne Police!

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Dec 28, 2017 19:01

The Magnet working one last time in 2017 ..., Happy New Year....

Posted by: Wareham By The Sea | Dec 29, 2017 11:17

Yes, this is a true representation of the Magnet.  The mystical force centered deep within the bog iron that draws outsiders to Wareham to conduct their illegal activities.  Sometimes the term is misused when applied to Wareham residents that misbehave.  Anyways, this story is a good one.  Seems like everything fell into place.  Almost  like taking candy from a baby!

Posted by: Spherebreaker | Dec 29, 2017 16:04

I need a new line for the new year

Posted by: Swifts_Sheriff | Dec 29, 2017 20:55

Anyone know what kind of vehicle Mr. Chen was driving ? Looking for a car for the kid to drive.

Posted by: kevinc687 | Dec 30, 2017 10:23

no mention of who, or where the crates were shipped from

Posted by: WWareham resident | Dec 30, 2017 10:34

@Swifts my Google News feed showed this story and he paid cash for a 2017 Ford F250 that was obviously seized and probably going to be confiscated by WPD. New truck for the police without the cost from budget dollars. Win-win!!!

Posted by: wtbarber | Jan 08, 2018 15:58

WBTS - Magnet isn't the right word.  "Distribution Hub" has a nicer ring to it : )

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