LOGAN SQUARE — Police on Thursday charged a Gold Coast man after he allegedly dropped drugs in a Logan Square mailbox Wednesday morning, a move that drew bomb squad investigators and snarled traffic for hours.
Pawel Borowski-Beszta, 25, of the 0-100 Block of E. Chicago Avenue, has been charged with controlled substance trafficking and possession of a controlled substance, police said in a news alert.
Around 10:30 a.m., the bomb squad was called to Fullerton and Central Park avenues to investigate a “suspicious package” dropped in a USPS mailbox.
Police shut down the area and evacuated businesses during the investigation.
Around 1:10 p.m., police arrested Borowski-Beszta after identifying him as the person who dropped the package in the mailbox.
The streets reopened around 1:25 p.m.
Police determined the package was not an explosive device and instead contained narcotics.
Borowski-Beszta is due in bond court Thursday.
Borowski-Beszta was arrested in February after he was found with large amounts of marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine and thousands of pills, according to the Tribune and Chicago police arrest data.
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