Man charged with dealing marijuana

A local man was arrested and charged with selling marijuana in town.

On Thursday, July 24, the Southington Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested Alexander Ricciardelli, 20.

After a month long investigation into Ricciardelli selling marijuana in and around town, two arrest warrants were issued for his arrest. On July 24, Ricciardelli was observed in the parking lot of the Summerbrook Condominiums making what police believed to be a drug deal. Ricciardelli was arrested and found to have 17.2 grams of marijuana packaged for a street level sale, along with a digital scale.

Ricciardelli was charged with two counts of sale of marijuana, possession of intent to sell within 1500’ of a school, possession of over a half oz under 4 oz of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was held on a $75,000 bond with a July 25 court date.

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