Freetown police, investigating burglar alarm, discover 31 pounds of marijuana at business; owner under arrest
Freetown police seized 31 pounds of marijuana at a car dealership, and officials allege the owner was intending to distribute the drugs.
Police were called to GM Auto & Truck Sales after an alarm inside the dealership sounded at about 12:44 a.m. Saturday, according to a statement released by Freetown police.
When officers arrived at the business, located at 128 Braley Road, they saw an open door, entered it, and swept the store for intruders, according to Freetown police.
While in the dealership, officers noticed several large plastic bags on a shelf and bookcase, all of which contained marijuana, police said.
Police then secured the building while a detective obtained a search warrant, police said.
Officers seized the marijuana and a camera system, and questioned the owner of the dealership, Gary Mathias.
“We reviewed the video, and there are two intruders visible on the video,” said Freetown Police Chief Carlton Abbott. “They were viewed running from the scene and from what we can tell, they carried no items with them.”
Mathias, 57, 0f Dartmouth, was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute.Jasper Craven can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @Jasper_Craven