FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ A Sacred Heart University running back has been charged with narcotics trafficking.

Fairfield police say 20-year-old junior Brett Swider of Boca Raton, Fla. was selling oxycodone to customers in the Bridgeport area.

Fairfield Detective Stephen Rilling tells the Connecticut Post that police had been investigating Swider for two months before obtaining a search warrant and pulling over his car on the Merritt Parkway in Fairfield.

Rilling says police found more than 700 pills with a street value of about $23,000 hidden under the dashboard. Swider was arrested Tuesday on several charges, including possession of narcotics with intent to sell. He is free on a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 15.

Messages seeking comment were left Wednesday morning with a university spokesman.
Information from: Connecticut Post, http://www.connpost.com

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)


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