Man accused of selling cocaine to strippers is arrested

Police say they arrested two Connecticut men on cocaine charges after an informant told them one of them was selling drugs to strippers.

The Day reports that 57-year-old David Mortimer and 45-year-old Kenneth McNeil, both of Waterford, were arrested Feb. 2 by Groton town police and released on bond. The arrests were announced Monday.

State records show Mortimer and his wife run a country club in Waterford.

Police say they conducted surveillance on Mortimer and McNeil after an informant told them Mortimer was supplying cocaine to exotic dancers at a Groton strip club. Authorities say they searched the men's vehicle and found about 5 grams (0.18 ounces) of cocaine and more than $7,000 in cash.

Police say both men denied selling cocaine. Mortimer's lawyer said neither Mortimer nor McNeil are drug dealers.

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Information from: The Day, http://www.theday.com