11/9/2017 - PRESS RELEASE: Narcotics Arrest

Date:             November 9, 2017

Incident:       Narcotics Arrest

Issued by:     Lieutenant Jeremiah P. Marron Jr.



For Immediate Release


Darien, CT – Over the past two weeks, the Darien Police Detective Division and Selective Enforcement Unit (S.E.U.) developed information that Benjamin Bruno Jr., age 67, was selling prescription narcotics out of his residence located at 10 Henry St. Darien.  Specifically it was determined that Bruno was selling large quantities of Oxycodone from his home.  Once this information was confirmed, Darien Detectives along with assistance from the Stamford Police Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit (N.O.C.), conducted controlled purchases of Oxycodone from Bruno at his residence. Due to the nature of this crime and that it was taking place within very close proximity to Middlesex Middle School, officers swiftly applied for and were granted warrants for Bruno’s arrest and for the search of his residence. 


On November 8, 2017 officers conducted a surveillance of Bruno’s residence and at approximately 12:30pm observed him exit his home and walk to a neighbor’s driveway.  At that point officers moved in and took Bruno into custody without incident.  At the time of his arrest, Bruno had approximately $1,800.00 in cash on his person.  Subsequent to his arrest officers executed the search warrant on Bruno’s residence and recovered over 75 pills of Oxycodone and Oxycontin, over an ounce of Marijuana, and packaging material and equipment clearly indicating Bruno was also selling marijuana out of his residence.  


Bruno was charged with:


·         2 Counts Sale of a Controlled Substance

·         2 Counts Sale of a Controlled Substance within 1500 Feet of a School

·         Possession of a Controlled Substance

·         Possession of Marijuana With Intent To Sell


Bruno posted a $5,500.00 bond and is scheduled to appear in Stamford Superior Court on November 20, 2017.  No further information is being released at this time.