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Bridgeport Man Faces Multiple Drug-Dealing Charges In Stratford

Anthony Velez
Anthony Velez Photo Credit: Stratford Police Department

STRATFORD, Conn. — Police on Wednesday arrested a Bridgeport man on charges of selling heroin, crack cocaine and other illegal narcotics in Stratford.

Anthony Velez, 25, was found with heroin, crack cocaine, illegal prescription drugs, marijuana and $15,000 in cash, police said.

A months-long investigation by Stratford narcotics investigators with assistance from Bridgeport officers led to his arrest, which came after searches of his home and two “stash house locations,” police said.

Velez was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell heroin and crack cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug factory situation, possession with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of a school, illegal possession of narcotics, illegal possession of a controlled substance, illegal obtaining or supplying of drugs, failure to keep a narcotic drug in original container and risk of injury to a minor.

Velez was held on a total bond of $750,000, police said. He is scheduled to appear in court on Nov. 9.

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