A 72-year-old Bridgeport man was charged by Fairfield police Thursday with selling illegal drugs in Fairfield and growing marijuana at his home.
After a month-long investigation of Peter Mozeleski, police said they found Oxycodone tablets, other pills, cash, an empty pill bottle and three marijuana cigarettes in his red 2003 Chevrolet Blazer. The investigation revealed he was selling the pills for $40 each, police said.
In Mozeleski's house, police said they found more than 8 ounces of marijuana, several thousand dollars in cash, marijuana seeds, grow lights, potting soil, a scale, packaging material and a notebook showing how to grow marijuana, according to the report.
He was charged with possession of narcotics, intent to sell, possession of less than 4 ounces of marijuana, failure to keep a drug in the original container, illegal manufacture, distribution and sale of a prescription and possession of a hallucinogen or over 4 ounces of marijuana.
He posted $20,000 in bonds and is scheduled to appear Feb. 11 in Bridgeport Superior Court.
In a separate case, another Bridgeport man was charged Thursday for drug possession after police said he stole money from a car in downtown Fairfield.
Hector Serrano-Burgos entered a vehicle parked behind Bank of America, 1366 Post Road, took some change from the center console and then ran off after the vehicle's owner spotted him in the car, police said. The owner chased Serrano-Burgos across Sherman Green and then down Reef Road.
Police, alerted by the car owner about the incident, dispatched three officers from headquarters who chased Serrano-Burgos and took him into custody. When Serrano-Burgos was brought back to police headquarters, he was found to be in possession of Suboxone, a drug used to treat opiate addiction, concealed in a balloon, and a small amount of marijuana, police said.
He was charged with failure to keep a drug in the original container, possession of narcotics, third-degree burglary and sixth-degree larceny.
He was held on a $1,000 bond and is scheduled to appear Feb. 11 in court.