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Bridgeport Mayor Indicted on Federal Drug Charges

Matt Harvey
The Exponent Telegram

Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount has been indicted on federal drug charges. U.S. Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld II says the 51-year-old Blount was arrested Tuesday.

Blount is charged with conspiracy to possess and distribute schedule II controlled substances, distribution of oxycodone and failure to report the filling of a prescription.
The mayor, who is the owner of multiple Best Care Pharmacies,  is accused of illegally dispensing more than 11,000 oxycodone and oxymorphone pills over a period of about three years.
The grand jury also charged two other people with conspiring with Blount.

Messages left at his Bridgeport home were not returned.

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