Stamford police seize fentanyl, $9,000 in drug raid at Main Street apartment, West Side storage unit

Robert Bracey

Robert Bracey

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STAMFORD — City police said they seized more than three ounces of fentanyl during a midafternoon arrest and raid of a Stamford man’s apartment and storage unit on Wednesday.

Robert Bracey, 56, was arrested Wednesday on charges of sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics with intent to sell and possession of a controlled substance.

Capt. Richard Conklin said Stamford’s Narcotics and Organized Crime unit has been investigating a man they identified as Bracey for the alleged sale of fentanyl and fentanyl-laced heroin out of a Stamford Manor apartment on Main Street.

Officers conducted a controlled purchase of fentanyl off Bracey during the course of their investigation, Conklin said.

“This has been a tremendous problem in the community with the overdoses we’re seeing,” Conklin said.

After obtaining search warrants for Bracey’s apartment, his car and a storage unit on the West Side, Conklin said officers pulled Bracey over as he was driving on Mohawk Court.

A search of Bracey and his car revealed six bags of fentanyl weighing a total of 6.3 grams, according to Conklin.

Police later raided Bracey’s storage unit, where they seized 200 bags of fentanyl weighing about 84 grams, Conklin said.

In total, Conklin said police seized 90.6 grams, or just over three ounces, of fentanyl.

Conklin said police also recovered seven Xanax pills during a search of Bracey’s apartment.

“This was a very complete and concise investigation by Narcotics and Organized Crime to really monitor his comings and goings, and to locate his storage unit,” Conklin said.

Conklin said officers also seized over $9,000 in cash from Bracey, which they will seek to take through the state’s drug asset forfeiture program.

Bracey remains in custody after failing to post a $175,000 bond. He is expected to be arraigned at the Superior Court in Stamford on July 6.