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Four arrested in Wallingford pizza shop cocaine bust

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Brandon Preston, James Mazziotti, Leonard Tartaglia Jr. of Meriden and Joshua Albee. (Wallingford police photos) Brandon Preston, James Mazziotti, Leonard Tartaglia Jr. of Meriden and Joshua Albee. (Wallingford police photos)
WALLINGFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Four people were arrested following a complaint about drug deals at a pizza shop in Wallingford.

Police said 33-year-old Brandon Preston of Meriden, 34-year-old James Mazziotti of Wallingford, 31-year-old Leonard Tartaglia Jr. of Meriden and 33-year-old Joshua Albee of Wallingford were taken into custody.

The cocaine sales allegedly took place at the Colony Pizza House & Restaurant on Center Street.

All four were arrested between Wednesday and Thursday, police said.

Mazziotti, also known as DJ Jimmy Mazz, hosted karaoke and trivia nights at the restaurant.

Preston was charged with five counts of sales of narcotics, five counts of possession of narcotics and possession of narcotics with intent to sell.

Police said a search of Preston’s residence resulted in the seizure of over a half an ounce of cocaine. Preston was detained overnight and arraigned at Meriden Superior Court on Thursday. He was released from court on a $110,000 bond and his next court date is March 24.

Massiotti was charged with three counts of sales of narcotics, five counts of possession of narcotics and conspiracy to sell narcotics.

At the time of arrest, police said Mazziotti was in possession of two bags of cocaine. Mazziotti was released on a $55,000 bond and given a court date of March 16 at Meriden Superior Court.

Tartaglia Jr., was charged with sale of narcotics and possession of narcotics.

He was released on a $5,000 bond and given a court date of March 16 at Meriden Superior Court.

Albee was charged with two counts of sales of narcotics, two counts of possession of narcotics and conspiracy to sell narcotics.

He was released on a $25,000 bond and given a court date of March 15 at Meriden Superior Court.

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