A 25-year-old man from Maine was arrested by Braintree police last week after he got into an accident at Five Corners and officers found several mason jars full of marijuana in his vehicle.
The man, from Augusta, was not named because of federal medical privacy laws, Chief Russell Jenkins said in a statement. He was uninjured but brought to South Shore Hospital after the accident, and was then charged with operating under the influence of drugs, trafficking in a Class A substance, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and a drug free school zone violation.
The accident happened on Wednesday morning, Oct. 31. Police responding to the incident reported that the man was in an "altered" state when they found him.
"A search of the man’s vehicle uncovered a gym bag in the trunk containing several mason jars filled with marijuana, several large plastic bags filled with marijuana and additional marijuana in a waterproof box," Jenkins said. "The total weight was just less than nineteen ounces. A backpack in the trunk contained almost $8500 in cash."
Police also discovered a plastic bag on the passenger seat containing 39 grams of what turned out to be Ketamine Hydrochloride, or "Special K," Jenkins.