A Braintree man faces charges after a two-month police investigation into the sale of cocaine in the small city south of Boston.

Jeffrey P. Laun, 35, was arrested after police acted on tips that he was responsible for much of the city’s coke problem.

According to a police statement, Braintree police put Laun under surveillance at his home. On Friday, officers followed him to another house on Drinkwater Avenue. A second man arrived at the home about two hours later. Police said the second man was Laun’s drug connection and that they saw Laun accept “delivery of drugs” from the second man.

As Laun drove away five minutes later, police stopped him and searched him and his car, finding six bags of cocaine in his pants pocket and a seventh bag in the car.

The second man also drove away — and police said nothing else about him or whether he was arrested.

The homeowner, a 32-year-old Briantree man whose name was not released, also faces drug charges after police raided his home and seized a bag of cocaine and drug packaging materials.

Laun is being charged with trafficking in cocaine, conspiracy to violate the Controlled Substances Act and a drug free school zone violation, since he was allegedly receiving his shipment near the May School in Braintree.

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John Guilfoil is the editor-in-chief of Blast: Boston's Online Magazine and the Blast Magazine Network. He can be reached at [email protected]. Tweet @johnguilfoil.

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