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Stratford Man Nabbed With Drugs, Weapon, Police Say

Courtney Dyce
Courtney Dyce Photo Credit: Stratford Police Department

A Stratford man was busted on drugs and weapons charges following an investigation into drug sales in the area.

Courtney Dyce, 18, was arrested Wednesday, June 19, after officers from the Stratford Narcotics Vice and Intel Unit, in coordination with the Bridgeport Police Task Force executed a search warrant for narcotics sales at 1450 South Ave., said Capt. Frank Eannotti.

The search was the culmination of an investigation that focused on narcotics sales as well as firearms-related crimes within the Town of Stratford, Eannotti said.

Dyce was taken into custody as he was leaving the residence. During the search, detectives located several ounces of marijuana and packaging, in addition to a stolen Smith & Wesson .40 caliber handgun which was loaded with several rounds of ammunition, he added.

Dyce is currently on probation for a previous firearms arrest last year in which he was found in possession of two stolen firearms, Eannotti said.

He was charged with possession with the intent to sell of marijuana, possession with intent to sell within a school zone, operating a drug factory, theft of a firearm, larceny, and criminal possession of a firearm.

Dyce was held on a $500,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on June 27.

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