Stratford police arrested two locals on narcotics charges last week after being led on a short high-speed chase though a residential neighborhood, police said.
Jeremy Bratz, 22, of 62 Saint Michaels Ave., faces charges of possession with intent to sell a controlled substance (Xanax) and traveling unreasonably fast.
Maryann Bratz, 45, of the same address, faces a possession with intent to sell a controlled substance (Xanax) charge.
Police said both Jeremy and Maryann have previously been arrested for narcotics and officers had knowledge that Jeremy did not possess a driver's license when they saw him during regular patrol.
As police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop on Clover Street Jeremy accelerated to over twice the posted 25 mph speed limit, police said. The pursuit continued on Boston Avenue before Jeremy pulled over on Saint Michaels Avenue, police said.
Inside the car, in plain view, was a brown prescription bottle with a ripped label that contained 20 Xanax pills, according to police.
Though both Jeremy and Maryann initially denied ownership of the pills, at police headquarters Jeremy confessed to buying them on the street, saying he bought them with food stamps, police said.
Arrest information supplied by the Stratford Police Department. It does not indicate convictions.