State Police seize 8.7 pounds of cocaine

State Police, assisted by a Fairfield Police narcotics-detecting dog, seized more than a quarter million dollars worth of cocaine after a traffic stop on I-95 in Milford Saturday, March 12.

Shortly after 8:45 a.m. Saturday Trooper First Class Frederick Jones stopped a vehicle bearing New York license plates for speeding on I-95 North at Exit 35.

According to a release from State Police, Jones detected several things that led him to suspect narcotics trafficking. Jones reportedly received consent to search the vehicle from the driver and lone occupant, 46-year-old Rueben Abreu of New York City.

Fairfield Police Officer Kevin Wells and his K9 partner, Jagger, responded to a request for assistance from State Police. Jagger indicated that he sensed drugs, and police said they found a case containing four vacuum-sealed bricks of suspected cocaine.

The estimated value of the 8.7 pounds, or 3.95 kilograms, of cocaine was more than $250,000, according to State Police.

Abreu was arrested and held in lieu of a $300,000 bond, but State Police did not announce what charges he faced. He is due to be arraigned Monday, March 14, at State Superior Court in Milford.