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Connecticut police: "Big dogs" find 420 pounds of marijuana in U-Haul truck

Posted at 4:19 PM, Oct 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-26 18:19:05-04

DARIEN, Conn. — Two Los Angeles men face drug charges in Connecticut after troopers pulled over a rental truck filled with marijuana.

Police say the U-Haul truck was stopped on Interstate 95 in Darien on Friday afternoon for a traffic violation.

When troopers noticed that "something didn't smell right, and the big dogs were called in" to uncover the stash of drugs.

Drug-sniffing dogs were called in to help and found 420 pounds of marijuana in the truck's cargo bed.

State Police posted a photo on Twitter of the dogs involved in the search, with the drugs stacked behind them.

The men, 27-year-old Kevin Conrado and 23-year-old Vahe Manjikian are charged with possession of marijuana and possession of more than a kilo of marijuana with intent to sell.

They were being held Saturday in lieu of $100,000 bonds.