ORANGE, CT — State Police K-9 Silver helped sniff out a big drug bust in Orange. State Police seized a significant amount of marijuana, cocaine and cash. A Hamden woman and a Derby man were arrested, State Police said.
State Police say troopers seized more than one pound of marijuana, one half kilogram of powder cocaine and approximately $2,500 in cash during motor vehicle stop. At 12:30 a.m. Tuesday, troopers from Troop G-Bridgeport were conducting motor vehicle enforcement when they saw a 2004 Acura TSX conduct a motor vehicle violation., State Police said. Troopers stopped the Acura on Route 114 near New Haven Avenue in Orange.
Troopers smelled the odor of marijuana coming from within the vehicle and determined that marijuana may still be contained in the vehicle, State Police said.
Troopers and State Police narcotic detection dog, K9 Silver located and seized the pot, cocaine and cash, State Police said.
Both the driver, Jocelyn Serrano-Rivera, 20, of Gilbert Street in Hamden and passenger, Jonathan Brito, 24, of Summit Street in Derby were taken into custody and transported to Troop G, State Police said.
Serrano Rivera was charged with numerous narcotics offenses and held in lieu of a $150,000 bond. Brito was also charged with numerous narcotics offenses and held in lieu of a $250,000 bond.
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