New Haven police arrested two people at Union Station Thursday night and charged them with transporting a “significant amount” of the drug PCP, police spokeswoman Judith Mongillo said.
Police seized 6.85 ounces of PCP and $571 in cash and arrested Malikita Mack, 23, and Michael Perez, 22, both of Batter Terrace.
Following up on a tip that drugs were being transported by train from New York to New Haven, two detectives went to the train station, where they saw a man and a woman riding an escalator around 8:20 p.m., police said.
Detectives approached the couple and noticed the bag Mack was holding seemed to be emitting the odor of PCP. Police said they discovered the bag contained three bottles of PCP in liquid form and a bag of mint leaves.
PCP dealers soak the liquid in mint leaves. The leaves are sold as “wet,” after they are fermented and dried. The dried leaves are smoked.
Police charged Mack with narcotics possession, narcotics possession with intent to sell, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a drug factory and conspiracy to sell narcotics. Police charged Perez with possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a drug factory and conspiracy to sell narcotics. —