DOT employee finds 1 kilogram of cocaine in shopping center

Newington Police

NEWINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Police say a Connecticut Department of Transportation employee found a large package of cocaine while picking up trash.

Police say the employee was cleaning between a Dicks Sporting Goods store and a DOT property in a Newington shopping plaza when he found the package Thursday afternoon.

Responding officers say the package contained more than 1 kilogram (2.20 pounds) of cocaine.

Police seized the cocaine, and a K-9 unit checked to make sure there were no other drugs in the area.

Police are continuing to investigate.

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