Updated Tue, Jun 3, 2014 2:28 pm
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.
Ihlenfeld says Blount is a pharmacist employed by Best Care Pharmacy.
The mayor is accused of illegally dispensing more than 11,000 oxycodone and oxymorphone pills over a period of about three years.
He didn't immediately return a telephone message left at his Bridgeport home.
The grand jury also charged two other people with conspiring with Blount.