The New London Police Department arrested a convenience store clerk and seized thousands of items Tuesday following the investigation of illegal drug sales at a convenience store.
Deputy Chief Peter Reichard said the Vice and Intelligence Section and Intelligence Unit investigated the sale of synthetic marijuana at the Sam's Food Store and Ravi station at 290 Broad Street. Members of these services as well as the Uniform Services Division executed a search warrant at the site at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
During the search, officers confiscated about 500 packages of synthetic marijuana, more than $34,000 dollars in cash, about 1,000 pieces of drug paraphernalia, numerous pieces of narcotics packaging material, cutting agents, scales and concealment devices. Police also seized numerous illegally copied DVD movies as well as illegal weapons including brass knuckles and switchblade knives.
Police arrested Sunny Singh, a 26-year-old clerk at the store residing at 150 Broad Street, and charged him with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, operating a drug factory and possession of a dangerous weapon. Singh was held on a $25,000 bond.
Any resident with information on illegal narcotics activity in New London may report it to the police department with a call to 860-447-5288. These calls are kept confidential.
Mayor Daryl Finizio praised the work of the department.
"I congratulate the officers of the New London Police Department on a job well done," said Finizio. "The city will continue its efforts full bore to disrupt the trade in illegal narcotics on our streets."