Bar Owner, Bartender Accused of Selling Cocaine from Stratford Bar

Angelo Recine and Laurie Herb
Startford Police

Police have arrested the owner of Stony Brook Bar and Restaurant in Stratford and a bartender who are accused of selling cocaine from the bar. 

Police said the bar owner, 58-year-old Angelo Recine, of Bridgeport, and the bartender, 51-year-old Laurie Herb, of Stratford, were accused of selling cocaine from the bar at 825 Success Ave. in Stratford. 

Police said they searched the bar as well as Recine and Herb’s homes and cocaine was found both at Recine’s home and inside the bar. 

Recine was charged with three counts of sales of cocaine and one count of operating a drug factory. 

Herb was charged with four counts of sales of cocaine. 

Recine posted $25,000 in bond and Herb posted a $10,000 bond. Each is due in Bridgeport Court on Oct. 20. 

Police said detectives seized cocaine packaged for sale, $3500, items used for preparing and packaging narcotics for street sale and suspected cocaine. 

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