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Southport CEO nabbed on drug charges

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STRATFORD – The CEO of a Southport benefits company was arrested after police said they caught him with cocaine and heroin following a surveillance operation here.

Eric Wurzel, 46, of Morehouse Lane, Fairfield, was charged Monday with possession of heroin and possession of cocaine. He was released after posting $10,000 bond pending arraignment in Superior Court on Dec. 18.

Wurzel is the CEO and founder of Bold Lion Benefits, an employee benefits broker. In October he was arrested on assault and reckless endangerment charges following a dispute with a 16-year-old boy. That case and an earlier gun charge are pending.

Police said on Monday night they were conducting a drug surveillance on Main Street when they said they observed the driver of a Bentley sedan make an apparent drug buy from a suspected dealer. They later pulled the car over and saw two syringes on the floor of the driver’s side, police said.

Police said Wurzel admitted he had just bought cocaine from the suspected dealer and turned over the drugs.

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Daniel Tepfer

3 Responses

  1. Patrick says:

    Wow, That’s pretty crazy to go from founding a company to getting arrested on drug charges.

  2. David Chesler says:

    Apparently “Grey Poupon” is now the street name…

  3. Resident says:

    CEO? Of a one-man business? Ha-ha.