Connecticut police: “Big dogs” find 420 pounds of marijuana in U-Haul truck

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(CBS NEWS/AP)- Two Los Angeles men face drug charges in Connecticut after troopers pulled over a rental truck filled with marijuana. Police say the U-Haul truck was stopped on Interstate 95 in Darien on Friday afternoon for a traffic violation. When troopers noticed that “something didn’t smell right, the big dogs were called in” to uncover the stash of drugs.

Drug-sniffing dogs were called in to help and found 420 pounds of marijuana in the truck’s cargo bed. State Police posted a photo on Twitter of the dogs involved in the search, with the drugs stacked behind them.

The men, 27-year-old Kevin Conrado and 23-year-old Vahe Manjikian are charged with possession of marijuana and possession of more than a kilo of marijuana with intent to sell.

They were being held Saturday in lieu of $100,000 bonds.

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