K9 helps with drug bust during vehicle stop in Old Lyme - WFSB 3 Connecticut

K9 helps with drug bust during vehicle stop in Old Lyme

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K9 Hogan is being credited with assisting a drug bust during a motor vehicle on Interstate 95 in Old Lyme on Wednesday afternoon.(Connecticut State Police) K9 Hogan is being credited with assisting a drug bust during a motor vehicle on Interstate 95 in Old Lyme on Wednesday afternoon.(Connecticut State Police)
Troopers seized one solid brick of suspected illegal narcotics. (CT State Police) Troopers seized one solid brick of suspected illegal narcotics. (CT State Police)
OLD LYME, CT (WFSB) -

A Connecticut State Police K9 is being credited with assisting a drug bust during a motor vehicle on Interstate 95 in Old Lyme on Wednesday afternoon.

Police charged 26-year-old Gabri Darlin Javier-Delapaz and 28-year-old Alcides Rafael Gomez-Alba, both of Providence, RI, were both possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics >1 ounce with intent to sell.

The arrests come after a motor vehicle stop of a 2009 Honda Accord on the northbound side of I-95 near exit 70 around 2:30 p.m.

After talking with Javier-Delapaz and passenger Gomez-Alba, police said: “they determined illegal narcotics may be contained in the vehicle.”

Troopers searched the Accord with of K9 Hogan, which is a narcotic detection dog. The K9 and troopers located one solid brick of suspected illegal narcotics, which police said was determined to be fentanyl. The fentanyl weighed one kilogram and carried a street value of about $1 million.  

Javier-Delapaz and Gomez-Alba were held on $500,000 bonds. They are expected to be arraigned in New London Superior Court on Friday.

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