New London police seize 5.5 pounds of marijuana

Photo provided by New London Police

NEW LONDON, Conn. (WTNH) — New London police made a major marijuana bust on Friday, seizing 5.5 pounds of marijuana and putting a local man behind bars.

According to officials, officers arrested 28-year-old Ateeq Shafiq, of New London on drug charges.

Ateeq Shafiq (Photo provided by New London Police)
Ateeq Shafiq (Photo provided by New London Police)

Officers seized 5.5 pounds of marijuana in the area of Montauk Ave and Denison Ave, just before 11 a.m. on Friday.

Shafiq faces charges including possession of marijuana with intent to sell, and for having marijuana within 1500 feet of a school. He is being held on $150,000 bond.

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