LAWRENCE, Mass. (CBSNEWS/AP) – Authorities in Massachusetts are praising an 11-year-old boy who called police to report that his father had drugs in his luggage.READ MORE: Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett Resigns Following Felony DWI Arrest
Lawrence Police Chief James Fitzpatrick said the boy told officers Wednesday that he had seen his father selling drugs earlier in the day.
Fitzpatrick called the boy “brave.”READ MORE: North Texas Graduates Navigate Next Chapter Amid Pandemic Job Market
Police say they found more than 200 grams of heroin and the powerful opioid fentanyl, with a street value of about $8,500, in the suitcase.
Prosecutors say the father, 41-year-old Yamil Mercado, was arraigned Friday on charges of trafficking heroin and reckless endangerment of a child.MORE NEWS: North Texas School Districts Facing Possible Lawsuits Over Mask Policies