Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount Arrested On Drug Charges

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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.