State police made a large synthetic drug bust after a routine traffic stop on Friday in Killingly.
Around 6:45 p.m. on April 12, troopers from the Troop D Quality of Life Task Force stopped a 1999 Volkswagen Passat for a motor vehicle violation and found approximately 1,163 bags of synthetic marijuana in the car, police said.
The synthetic marijuana weighed approximately 16 pounds and has a street value of approximately $17,500.
The driver, Wael Abunsar, 42 of Niantic, was arrested and charged with possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with the intent to sell.
Abunsar was held on $75,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in Danielson Superior Court on April 30.
This is the third largest drug seizure conducted by the Troop D Quality of Life Task Force.
Anyone with information regarding the illegal sale of narcotics and or synthetic marijuana are encouraged to call the Troop D Quality of Life Hotline at 860-779-4950.