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Fairfield K-9 Officer Helps Bust Speeding I-95 Driver With 9 Pounds Of Coke

Rueben Abreu, 46, of New York City, was stopped by Connecticut State Police was stopped for speeding on I-95 in Milford. A search of the car aided by a Fairfield police dog found nearly 9 pounds of cocaine worth more than $250,000.
Rueben Abreu, 46, of New York City, was stopped by Connecticut State Police was stopped for speeding on I-95 in Milford. A search of the car aided by a Fairfield police dog found nearly 9 pounds of cocaine worth more than $250,000. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
K-9 Jagger from the Fairfield Police Department assisted in a drug bust on I-95 on Saturday, March 12, that turned up nearly 9 pounds of cocaine.
K-9 Jagger from the Fairfield Police Department assisted in a drug bust on I-95 on Saturday, March 12, that turned up nearly 9 pounds of cocaine. Photo Credit: Fairfield Police Department
Part of the nearly 9 pounds of cocaine seized by the State Police in a drug bust on I-95.
Part of the nearly 9 pounds of cocaine seized by the State Police in a drug bust on I-95. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police
Fairfield K9 Officers Evan Kaesmann and Maverick go in search of a bag of marijuana, as fellow K9 Officer Kevin Wells describes their work. Wells and his K9 partner Jagger assisted state police with a drug bust Saturday on I-95.
Fairfield K9 Officers Evan Kaesmann and Maverick go in search of a bag of marijuana, as fellow K9 Officer Kevin Wells describes their work. Wells and his K9 partner Jagger assisted state police with a drug bust Saturday on I-95. Video Credit: Meredith Guinness
The scale tips off at 8.7 pounds of cocaine, which was seized by the State Police in a drug bust on I-95.
The scale tips off at 8.7 pounds of cocaine, which was seized by the State Police in a drug bust on I-95. Photo Credit: Connecticut State Police

FAIRFIELD, Conn. — A Fairfield police K-9 officer helped the State Police bust a speeding motorist on I-95 who had nearly 9 pounds of cocaine and $250,000 in cash in his car, police said.

The incident began at 8:46 a.m. Saturday when a state police trooper stopped the vehicle with New York plates on northbound I-95 at Exit 35 in Milford, police said.

The trooper "detected several indicators indicative of narcotics trafficking and requested consent to search the vehicle," state police said.

The driver, Rueben Abreu, 46, of New York City, consented to the search of his car, state police said.

To assist with the search, State Police at Troop G in Bridgeport requested a narcotics detection dog from the area, and Fairfield Police Officer Kevin Wells and his K-9 Jagger responded.

A search by K-9 Jagger yielded a positive “hit” on a case containing four vacuum-sealed bricks of suspected cocaine, state police said. The bricks were later weighed at 8.7 pounds, or 3.95 kilograms, with a street value of more than $250,000, state police said.

Abreu was placed under arrest and transported to Troop G for processing. He was held on $300,000 bond and assigned a court date of March 14 at Milford Superior Court.

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