Connecticut State Police say they seized one kilogram, or 2.2 pounds, of the powerful opioid fentanyl during a traffic stop, which officials say has a street value of $1 million.
Police and state officials say they discovered the drugs during a traffic stop on Interstate 95 near exit 70 in Old Lyme around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Officials said they had stopped the car because they had received information that it contained illegal narcotics.
Police say the 26-year-old driver, Gabri Darlin Javier-Delapaz, and his 28-year-old passenger, Alcides Rafael Gomez-Alba both of Providence, Rhode Island, consented to a vehicle search. Officers said they found the kilogram in the car with the help of a police K-9 unit.
Both men were charged with possession and are currently in custody. They are scheduled to appear in Superior Court in New London Thursday.