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Press Release State Police Arrest a Lynn Man for Trafficking Cocaine

State Police Arrest a Lynn Man for Trafficking Cocaine
For immediate release:
5/08/2018
  • Massachusetts State Police
  • Massachusetts State Police - Office of Media Relations

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A motor vehicle stop on Sunday resulted in the arrest of a Lynn man for trafficking in cocaine.

LynnMassachusetts State Police Media Release -- 05082018 -- State Police Arrest a Lynn Man for Trafficking Cocaine

A motor vehicle stop on Sunday resulted in the arrest of a Lynn man for trafficking in cocaine.

At approximately 4:50 p.m., Trooper Christopher Kane assigned to the State Police Revere Barracks was on patrol in the city of Lynn when he observed a black Acura TSX with an expired inspection sticker.

Trooper Kane subsequently stopped the vehicle on Commercial Street. As a result of an investigation and search two bags of rock cocaine weighing approximately 160 grams, $850 cash, and three cell phones were located.

EDWAL VARGAS, 26 from Lynn, was placed under arrest and transported to the Revere Barracks where he was booked and bail set at $5,040.00.

VARGAS was criminally charged with the following offenses:

1.) Trafficking in Cocaine;

2.) License not in Possession; and

3.) No Inspection Sticker.

No further information is currently available.  Please do not call the barracks directly.

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