By Steve Elliott
Seven men were arrested after a six-month investigation into a cross-country operation in which $1 million in marijuana was mailed from California to Malden, Massachusetts, police announced on Thursday.
Seized in a series of raids at Malden homes were six pounds of marijuana, six guns, and thousands of dollars in cash, according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerry Leone, reports Jarret Bencks of the Boston Globe.
Cops say they started investigating the so-called "Maplewood Crew" after U.S. Postal Service employees intercepted several packages containing cannabis addressed to various homes in Malden.
• Dat Tran, 23; possession of ammunition as an armed career criminal, trafficking of more than 100 pounds of marijuana, conspiracy to traffic marijuana, money laundering
• Reginald Miller, 20; breaking and entering, trafficking of more than 100 pounds of marijuana, possession of a large-capacity weapon, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of ammunition, destruction of property, being an armed career criminal
• Joshua Joyner, 21; trafficking of more than 100 pounds of marijuana, conspiracy to traffic marijuana more than 100 pounds