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Drug Shipment Intercepted At Litchfield Airport

(Litchfield)--The Litchfield Police Department intercepted a drug shipment at the Litchfield Airport. According to Litchfield Police, on Saturday the department was contacted by the Department of Homeland Security regarding a flight of a small private plane that landed at the Litchfield Airport for fuel.

Officers, along with the K-9 unit, responded and contacted the occupants, a father and son from Pennsylvania. Upon the investigation, the Litchfield K-9 dog made an alert about the presence of narcotics on the plane. The request to search the plane was denied by the two individuals, and a search warrant was sought.

Reportedly the two suspects left in a cab as a search warrant was being executed. During the search, 39 pounds of marijuana with a street value of 156 thousand dollars was located in the plane.

An arrest warrant has been issued for the two occupants. The case remains under investigation by the Litchfield Police Department.