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Bridgeport Mayor Indicted on Federal Drug Charges


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.