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Norwich police seize kilo of synthetic marijuana, arrest two

By Greg Smith

Publication: theday.com

Published November 08. 2013 4:00PM   Updated November 08. 2013 4:05PM

Norwich – City police on Thursday served a narcotic-related search warrant at the Abbey Road Smoke Shop where they said they seized a kilogram of the synthetic marijuana known as K2.

Two people were charged as a result of what police said is a continuing investigation. Police said Thursday was the third time a search warrant was executed at the 460 N. Main St. shop.

Christopher Benoit, 26, and Jeffery Lussier, 31, were each charged with possession of synthetic cannabinoids with intent to sell and possession of narcotics. Lussier was additionally charged with operating a drug factory. Police say more arrests are anticipated.

In January, state and Norwich police conducted simultaneous raids at the Abbey Road Smoke Shop in Norwich and Abbey Road at 7E School St. in Jewett City. At that time, two men were charged and police seized more than $800 in cash, 3 pounds of synthetic marijuana and more than 300 smoking pipes.

Police said any information regarding drug sales can be left on the anonymous tip line at (860) 886-5561, ext. 500.

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