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Stamford Police Nab Suspected Dealers, Buyers In Drug Bust

Capt. Richard Conklin
Capt. Richard Conklin Photo Credit: File Photo

STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford police arrested suspected drug dealers and customers in a drug bust Wednesday evening that was prompted by neighborhood complaints, police said.

"We've had some complaints of drug activity, and we also this past weekend had a shooting down there," police Capt. Richard Conklin said about the shooting that wounded a man.

Narcotics and Organized Crime officers, assisted by patrol officers, set up surveillance in the area of Ludlow and South Pacific streets at about 5:30 p.m., police said. They noticed a group of men loitering in the area, and soon saw a pair of what appeared to be drug deals, Conklin said.

Eric Alcin, 18, of 18 E. Walnut St., and Jerrell Cook, 30, of 14 Orchard St., were seen seen making drug deals involving crack cocaine, Conklin said. They were each charged with sale of narcotics and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of public housing. Bond was set at $25,000 each.

Officers also seized $188 in cash from Cook and $140 from Alcin, Conklin said.

The two suspected customers, Raul Letona, of 474 Atlantic St., and James Daniel, 59, of 660 Atlantic St., were each charged with possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics within 1,500 feet of public housing, police said. Bond for each was set at $500.

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