News Release
March 28, 2007

East Hampton Man Sentenced To 57 Months For Producing Meth

MAR 28 -- June W. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration in New England and Kevin J. O’Connor, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that SEAN K. CANTERBURY, age 34, formerly of 5 Bellevue Street, East Hampton, Connecticut, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for his role in the operation of a methamphetamine lab in East Hampton. On January 4, 2007, CANTERBURY pleaded guilty to one count of possession of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on June 8, 2005, CANTERBURY was arrested at his residence when federal, state and local law enforcement agents arrived to execute a federal search warrant. On that date, CANTERBURY knowingly possessed, or aided and abetted in the possession of, a quantity of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.

In addition to his term of imprisonment, CANTERBURY is required to pay restitution in the amount of $4,556.50 to the Drug Enforcement Administration for costs associated with the clean up and disposal of the chemicals and hazardous waste at the East Hampton lab.

CANTERBURY has been incarcerated since the date of his arrest.

U.S. Attorney O’Connor praised the efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, East Hampton Police Department and Connecticut State Police who investigated this matter.