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Boy calls police on dad after finding drugs in his suitcase

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Lawrence said they went to family's home and confiscated over 200-grams of heroin with fentanyl valued at $8,500. (Source: WCVB via CNN) Lawrence said they went to family's home and confiscated over 200-grams of heroin with fentanyl valued at $8,500. (Source: WCVB via CNN)

LAWRENCE, Mass. (WCVB/CNN) -- Officers in Massachusetts are calling an 11-year-old boy courageous after he found illegal drugs in his dad's suitcase and called 911.

Lawrence police said they went to the home on Wednesday and confiscated over 200-grams of heroin with fentanyl valued at $8,500.

The police chief said the drugs were packaged inside five sandwich bags hidden inside the luggage. The child told them he saw his father selling drugs earlier in the day.

“The officers went there, they consoled him and gave him encouragement that he did the right thing,” said Chief James Fitzpatrick. “We've said we'll keep an eye out for him and not to worry, we'll be there to help him."

The 11-year-old’s father, Yamil Mercado, turned himself in and was charged with drug trafficking and child endangerment.

The boy is now being cared for by his grandmother.

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