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Monday, January 24, 2011

Shoplifting Arrest At Outlet Mall Leads To Drug Charges

Hakeem Renelique
Acton, MA

Jonathon Lopes
Boston, MA
-possession of marijuana with intent to distribute-

On January 17th, 2011, Officer Barry McGrath and Sgt. Jeffrey Smith detained three shoplifting suspects at the Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.  A brief investigation led to the recovery of $200.00 worth of stolen items from the Polo Store. 

During a search of the car that the stolen items were hidden in, Off. Todd Schwalbe identified a sophisticated drug "hide" behind the glove box of the car.  Inside, Officer Schwalbe recovered 30 packages of marijuana.

Lopes, the owner of the car, was charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute same.  Renelique was charged with with the theft of the Polo Store property.  Both men will be summoned to appear at Wrentham District Court.