2 arrested, 500 bags of tainted heroin seized in Groton

From left: Robert Cabanban and Paul Concordia (Photo provided by Groton Town Police)

GROTON, Conn. (WTNH) — Two men have been arrested after an investigation into the sale of tainted heroin in southeastern Connecticut, police say.

The Regional Community Enhancement Task Force has been working to combat the heroin epidemic. On Friday afternoon, two men were arrested after police found them in possession of drugs.

Police say 26-year-old Robert Cabanban of New London and 22-year-old Paul Concordia of East Lyme were in a car parked at a business on the Gold Star Highway. Police say the men tried to leave the area after seeing officers, but they were stopped. Officers found 500 bags of heroin packaged for sale. Police say the heroin had tested positive for the presumptive presence of fentanyl, which has been the cause of many recent overdoses in the region.

Cabanban is charged with possession of narcotics, possession with intent to sell, conspiracy to possess with intent to sell and interfering with an officer.

Concordia is charged with conspiracy to possess narcotics with intent to sell and interfering with an officer.

Both men are held on $250,000 bond.

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