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Easton Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Drug Charge

MAR 30 (BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) – Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Raymond J. Martin, 49, of Easton, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

According to court documents and statements made in court, a long-term investigation led by Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Homeland Security Investigations revealed that Steven Santucci, a former Newtown Police sergeant, and others were receiving shipments of steroid ingredients from China and manufacturing and distributing wholesale quantities of steroids.  Certain members of the conspiracy also distributed prescription pills, including oxycodone, as well as cocaine.

During the investigation, Martin was intercepted on a court-authorized wiretap ordering anabolic steroids.  Martin is scheduled to be sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons on July 5, 2017, at which time he faces a maximum term of imprisonment of one year and a fine of up to $100,000.  Martin has been released on a $100,000 bond since his arrest on July 14, 2015.

Santucci pleaded guilty and, on August 25, 2016, was sentenced to 16 months of imprisonment, six months of home confinement, 120 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine.

This matter has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 


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