Bridgeport Mayor, Co-Defendants Plead Not Guilty to Federal Drug Charges
Angie and April Davis, co-defendants of Bridgeport Mayor Mario Blount in a federal drug case, pleaded not guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge John Kaull Friday.
Blount pleaded not guilty to the charges Tuesday. The charges include including conspiracy; distribution of oxycodone, a controlled substance and false or fraudulent material omission.
Court documents indicate that the trio conspired together to distribute oxycodone and oxymorphone, among other substances, outside the scope of professional practice and not for legitimate medical purposes. Count two of the indictments alleges Blount committed a similar offense, including intentionally distributing oxycodone outside the scope of professional practice.
Count three of the indictment alleges Angela "Angie" Davis knowingly attempted to acquire oxycodone by fraud. Count four alleges that Blount knowingly and intentionally omitted material information from reports and records. Count five indicates that Angie Davis attempted to distribute a quantity of oxycodone by mail to April Davis in Marietta, Georgia.
A trial date has been set for 9:30 a.m. August 4. Blount, Angie Davis, and April Davis are each free on bond.
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