New London police have arrested a local man after investigating sales of synthetic marijuana at the Sam's Food/Ravi Petro Convenience Store at 290 Broad St. in New London.
Police conducted a raid around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday and said they confiscated approximately 500 packages of synthetic marijuana -- also known as k2 or Spice.
"We've seen a lot of arrest for what's sometimes called spice. Some members of our local military have been caught up in it as well, so to address this concern protects the people of New London," New London Mayor, Daryl Finizio said.
Police also seized more than $34,000 in cash, around 1,000 pieces of drug paraphernalia, several pieces of narcotics packaging material, cutting agents, scales and concealment devices.
"Local law enforcement are aware of where the problem areas are and we do the appropriate surveillance work and when it comes to fruition, we make the bust," Finizio said.
Police also seized several illegally copied DVD movies and illegal weapons, including brass knuckles and switch blade knives.
Sunny Singh, 26, of New London, a clerk at the store, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, operating a drug factory and possession of a dangerous weapon.
Signh was held on a $25,000 bond.
Anyone with information concerning illegal drug activity in the City of New London is encourage to call the New London Police Department narcotics hotline at 860-447-5288 and all calls will be kept confidential.