BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (CBSNewYork)– Bridgeport police arrested three people who are accused of routinely marking up the price of heroin and selling it to teens in affluent lower Fairfield County neighborhoods.
Police said it was 29-year-old Joel Jean who organized the scheme to dramatically mark up the price of heroin and marijuana then sell it to teens in Darien and Greenwich, WCBS 880’s Fran Schneidau reported.
Police Chief Armando Perez said the teens apparently thought they were getting a better product in Bridgeport and that the mark-up was huge.
“A bundle usually goes for about $70 here in Bridgeport. He was selling them to these kids for about $500. And he wouldn’t just sell one bundle. He would sell three, four, five bundles a piece,” he said.
Police said they’re at a loss to explain how the teens got their hands on so much money, citing only the affluence of lower Fairfield County.
Perez said the ring of three people conducted illegal drug sales, some of which he said was heroin mixed with elephant tranquilizer and who knows what else.