Drug Enforcement Administration

New England

Brian D. Boyle , Special Agent in Charge

April 27, 2017

Contact: SA Timothy Desmond

Phone Number: 617-557-2100

Heroin Trafficking Charge For Stratford Man

APR 27 - BRIDGEPORT, Conn. - Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent-in-Charge of the DEA for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Anthony Lee Parowski, 29, of Stratford, has been charged by federal criminal complaint with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

Parowski was arrested on April 25. He appeared yesterday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Sarah A. L. Merriam in New Haven and was ordered detained. The offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

As alleged in the criminal complaint, in March 2017, the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and Milford Police Department received information that Parowski was distributing heroin to numerous individuals. In April 2017, investigators conducted two controlled purchases of heroin from Parowski, the second of which occurred in a Milford motel room that Parowski had rented. On April 20, investigators approached Parowski as he exited the motel carrying a cardboard box. Parowski dropped the box and ran, and was observed discarding items as he ran.  He was apprehended after a brief pursuit. A search of Parowski’s person, the cardboard box and the area of the chase revealed approximately 190 dose bags of heroin, 66 grams of additional heroin, and items used to process and package heroin for street sale. A subsequent search of Parowski’s Stratford residence revealed $32,210 in cash.

The DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force includes members from the Bridgeport, Stamford, Stratford, Norwalk and Milford Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police.

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