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DARIEN — Two men were arrested on drug trafficking charges after K9 officers located a substantial amount of marijuana in their vehicle.

According to Connecticut State Police, a state trooper pulled over a U-Haul truck traveling south on I-95 in Darien on Friday afternoon.

K9 officers were brought in to conduct a search around the rear cargo area of the truck, which resulted in the seizure of 420 pounds of marijuana.

Vahe Manjikian, 23, and his passenger, 27-year-old Kevin Conrado, both of Los Angeles, were charged with simple possession and possession of over a kilo of marijuana with intention to sell. Both were held on $100,000 bonds pending court appearances.

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