Drug Arrest Leads To Filthy Store Being Closed Down In New London: Police

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A drug bust led to the health department closing down a convenience store in New London on Wednesday.

The New London Police Department reports that the department received a tip that illegal narcotics were being sol at the Ravi Mart gas station at 268 Bank St. Detectives from vice and intelligence arrested Ateeq Shafiq, 26, at 3:10 p.m. and charged him with possession of a hallucinogen, possession of a hallucinogen with intent to sell, possession of more than 4 ounces of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Shafiq, who was an employee at Ravi Mart, was selling a synthetic marijuana called “K2” while working. Officers found 145 bags of K2, 459 grams of marijuana and $4,040.

Due to the filthy condition of the store, which had flies and other animals inside, officers called Ledge Light Health District, which closed the store due to a number of health code violations.

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