Police: 7 lbs. of cocaine seized in Bridgeport

Seven pounds of cocaine were seized by Bridgeport police yesterday after a traffic stop on Summerfield Avenue.Police say they were tipped off about a drug

BRIDGEPORT - Seven pounds of cocaine were seized by Bridgeport police yesterday after a traffic stop on Summerfield Avenue.

Police say they were tipped off about a drug deal involving driver Willie Wardwell, who allegedly had the package wrapped in plastic and yellow mustard. Authorities say it was a futile attempt to elude the K-9 unit that sniffed out the cocaine.

The drugs seized were worth an estimated $640,000, police say.

According to officials, Wardwell, 32, has a history of drug charges.

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