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Alleged drug dealer busted on federal charges after Stamford car chase

September 22, 2018

STAMFORD — A chaotic police chase in downtown Stamford Thursday afternoon resulted in the arrest and federal charges against a “high-level” drug dealer in the city, police said.

Marcus Brian Moore, 40, of 17 Renwick St., was arrested as a result of a joint effort between local police and Drug Enforcement Administration officials.

On Thursday, officers got information that Moore would be in downtown near Washington Boulevard around 4 p.m. Once officers located Moore and approached him, he immediately drove away in his car, police said.

In the subsequent chase, Moore’s car collided with three separate police cars, causing injury to one officer, according to police.

The chase ended on Broad Street in front of the Burlington department store, where police were eventually able to remove Moore from his car and arrest him, police said. Moore was bleeding from his face when he was placed in an ambulance and transported to the hospital.

“This guy was very intent on attempting to get away,” said Stamford Police Lt. Chris Baker, head of the police department’s narcotics and organized crime division.

Baker said Moore had been investigated for a month, culminating in a federal arrest warrant being issued on Thursday. He was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Moore was also charged with engaging police in pursuit, interfering with officers and resisting arrest, and reckless driving.

ignacio.laguarda@stamfordadvocate.com

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