Bridgeport Restaurant Operator Pleads Guilty To Federal
FEB 28 -- June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that MARCOS MORLA, age 42, formerly of 241 Knowlton Street, Stratford, Connecticut, pleaded guilty yesterday, February 27, before United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, MORLA, who operated Morla Restaurant at 420 East Main Street in Bridgeport, made trips every two or three weeks to New York City in 2006 to obtain substantial amounts of cocaine. Upon returning to Connecticut, MORLA would distribute the cocaine at a profit to various street sellers around Bridgeport. Federal search warrants executed at MORLA’s residence and restaurant on October 4, 2006, yielded approximately 400 grams of cocaine, drug records, and more than $20,000 in cash.