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Suspected Area Crack Cocaine Dealer Arrested Again in Stratford

After being arrested on drug and firearms charges in June, Bridgeport man gets nabbed again on similar charges in August.

Suspected crack cocaine dealer Ronald 'Fats' Marcellus. Credit: Contributed
Suspected crack cocaine dealer Ronald 'Fats' Marcellus. Credit: Contributed
The illegal activities of an alleged local crack cocaine dealer did not cease after the man was arrested in June on various drug and firearms charges, police said.

Stratford police said they began surveillance of Ronald “Fats” Marcellus in April when they suspected the Bridgeport man of selling crack cocaine in Stratford and surrounding communities.


The investigation led to an arrest in June when Marcellus was charged with operating a drug factory, possession with intent to sell crack cocaine, criminal possession of a firearm, altering a firearm, theft of a firearm and three counts of sale of narcotics.

Marcellus posted $350,000 bond and was released from custody.

After the 43-year-old man’s arrest in June, local police said they discovered he was arrested by state police. So local detectives once again started following Marcellus around Stratford.

On Aug. 16, police conducted a motor vehicle stop on Marcellus that allegedly found him in possession of 9.4 grams of crack cocaine packaged for dealing and cash police suspected to be drug proceeds.

The Bridgeport man was charged with two counts of sale of narcotics and two counts of sale of narcotics within 1500 feet of a school. For those charges, bond was set at $700,000, which at the time he was unable to post.

Marcellus was additionally charged with possession with intent to sell narcotics, possession of narcotics and violation of conditions of release. For those offenses, he was given a $300,000 bond, which he also was unable to post at the time of his arrest.

According to online court documents, Marcellus is due to be arraigned in court on Sept. 17.

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