Police investigating drug deal in Dunkin’ parking lot bust man with trunk full of marijuana

WEBSTER, MASS. (WHDH) - A Southbridge man is facing drug charges after authorities say they found a stash of marijuana in his trunk during an investigation into an apparent drug deal in the parking lot of a Dunkin’ Donuts in Webster on Thursday morning.

Officers responding to a report from a citizen who witnessed what was described as a drug transaction about 9 a.m. found two vehicles containing occupants in the lot behind the coffee shop, according to Webster police.

Andrew Conant, 30, who was in a car with three females, including a 17-year-old juvenile, allegedly admitted to just having smoked marijuana and showed an officer a small amount that he had on his person.

As an officer was identifying the occupants in Conant’s car, a plastic bag containing “what appeared to be a pound of marijuana” was found in the trunk, police said.

A digital scale, drug packaging materials, and brass knuckles were also seized from the car.

Conant, who is said to have previous drug convictions, was arrested and charged with possessing a class D substance with the intent to distribute and possession of a dangerous weapon.

A separate complaint is expected to be filed in juvenile court for contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Conant was released after posting $240 bail.

He was slated to be arraigned Thursday in Dudley District Court.

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