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Suspected Drug Dealer Found with 150g of Cocaine

Arrest information supplied by Stratford Police Department. It does not indicate a conviction.

A month-long investigation into narcotics sales in Stratford ended Friday when teamed up with Bridgeport officers and arrested a 29-year-old city man on various charges.

A search warrant on the Bridgeport residence of Manolo Ortiz-Granell reportedly found the following: three firearms and several rounds of ammunition; $16,078 in US dollars; 105.5 grams of suspected powder cocaine, 45.2 grams of suspected crack cocaine and 1.5 grams of suspected marijuana; 20 OxyContin pills; and suspected packaging materials.

A 2004 Chrysler Pacifica SUV and a 2004 Yamaha jet ski were also seized during the search of Ortiz-Granell's Beechwood Avenue apartment, police said.

The 29-year-old faces the following charges:

  • Risk of injury (2 counts)
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia in a drug factory
  • Possession with intent to sell narcotics
  • Possession of under four ounces of marijuana
  • Failure to keep narcotics in original container
  • Criminal possession of a firearm
  • Fugitive from justice

Prior to his arrest, Ortiz-Granell had an outstanding warrant out of New York for narcotics charges. He was held on $500,000 bond and is due in court June 13.

Editor's note: This report originally appeared on Stratford Patch June 4. The publication date has been changed for layout purposes.

Jodi June 04, 2012 at 03:38 PM
where is Beachwood Ave?
Jason Bagley (Editor) June 04, 2012 at 03:55 PM
Bridgeport's West End, runs parallel to North Avenue, between Park Avenue and Dewey Street. I'll add a screenshot of the Google map to this article.
Jodi June 05, 2012 at 01:19 PM
thank you! i didn't read this carefully and thought the arrest was made in Stratford.

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