A drug task force hit the jackpot when they checked a lottery ticket machine in Manchester gas station and found K2, a form of synthetic marijuana, inside, according to the East Central Narcotics Task Force. And that’s not all they said they found that was illegal.
After receiving tips that drug activity was happening at the Sunoco gas station at 385 Main St. in Manchester, the narcotics task force and staff from the Department of Revenue Services went to the business with a search warrant on Wednesday, police said.
Police said packets of synthetic marijuana were hidden inside the lottery ticket dispenser and in other areas of the store.
Police said they also seized counterfeit movies and more than $2,800 in cash.
The manager, Rehan Abro, 44, of South Windsor, was arrested and charged with possession of synthetic marijuana and possession with intent to sell.
Bond was set at $10,000.
The East Central Narcotics Task Force works to stop illegal narcotics sales and use in Manchester, South Windsor, Vernon and Glastonbury. Anyone with information pertaining to any illicit drug activity is asked to contact the East Central Narcotics Task Force at (860) 645-5548. All calls will remain confidential.