September 14, 2017
State troopers detectives with the Statewide Narcotics Task Force seized one kilogram of fentanyl, with a street value of $1 million, after stopping a car on I-95 in Old Lyme, police said.
The officers pulled over a 2009 Honda Accord near Exit 70 about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday after receiving information that the car was carrying illegal narcotics, police said.
The driver, Gabri Darlin Javier-Delapaz, 26, and his passenger, Alcides Rafael Gomez-Alba, 28, both of Rhode Island, agreed to let the officers search the vehicle, police said. With the help of a police K-9, officers found a kilogram of fentanyl inside the car, police said.
Both men were charged with possession of narcotics greater than one ounce and possession of narcotics with intent to sell. They were held in lieu of $500,000 and are scheduled to appear in Superior Court in New London Thursday morning.