Augusta police on Wednesday arrested two men on drug charges after the discovery of more than 2 pounds of marijuana and $420 in cash in a vehicle parked at Wal-Mart.

Rory Kavanagh, 20, of Georgetown, Massachusetts, and Nicholas Caponigro, 24, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, were charged with unlawful trafficking in drugs, according to a news release from the Augusta Police Department. Caponigro also was charged with criminal forfeiture of property. Kavanagh’s bail was set at $1,000 and Caponigro’s was set at $2,000. Both were taken to the Kennebec County jail.

Augusta police went to the area after off-duty Maine State Police Trooper Andrew Hardy saw what he believed to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction around 5:30 p.m. in the Red Robin parking lot, which is a short distance from Wal-Mart. Responding Augusta police Officer Laura Drouin found the vehicle at Wal-Mart, police said.

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