Cops Find 1 Kilo of Cocaine Through Traffic Stop

Wednesday, Oct 2, 2013  |  Updated 2:59 PM EDT
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Cops Find 1 Kilo of Cocaine Through Traffic Stop

New Britain Police

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New Britain police arrested a 19-year-old Bristol man on drug charges and seized a kilo of cocaine, police said. 

On Monday, police stopped a car driven by Robert Desiderio, 19, of Bristol, for a motor vehicle violation and found a cache of drugs that included 276 grams of cocaine and some marijuana, police said.

The estimated value of the cocaine police seized is between $40,000 and $100,000, depending on the quantity in which it is sold, according to police. 

They also found $4,951 in what are believed to be drug proceeds. 

Soon after the traffic stop, police obtained a search warrant and raided a garage at 145-147 Linwood St in New Britain, where they found another 787 grams of cocaine, police said. 

They expect to make at least one more arrest.

If you have a tip on criminal activity in New Britain, you can submit it anonymously at www.newbritainpolice.org or through the Community Tip Line at 860-826-3199. 
 

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