July 08, 2013
Contact: SA Timothy Desmond
Phone Number: 617-557-2100
New Fairfield Brothers Sentenced To Federal Prison For Distributing Oxycodone
BRIDGEPORT Conn. - John J. Arvanitis, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England and Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that two New Fairfield men were sentenced today in Bridgeport federal court for trafficking oxycodone and other controlled substances. U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill sentenced Jason George Wittlin, 30, and his brother, Michael Wittlin, 24, to prison terms of 48 months and 38 months, respectively.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in approximately February 2011, the Drug Enforcement Administration, in conjunction with the Connecticut State Police/Statewide Narcotics Division and Danbury Police Department began investigating a narcotics-trafficking organization led by Jason and Michael Wittlin. The investigation, which included court-authorized wiretaps, physical surveillance and controlled drug purchases, revealed that the Wittlin brothers were purchasing large quantities of oxycodone from several individuals, and then redistributing the narcotics to other street-level dealers and also to their own drug customers. The investigation also revealed that Jason Wittlin purchased and redistributed marijuana.
Jason and Michael Wittlin were arrested on August 18, 2012. On that date, a search of their Milltown Road residence revealed 13 firearms and assorted ammunition from locations throughout the house.
The Wittlin brothers have been detained since their arrests. On January 22, 2013, Jason Wittlin pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, namely oxycodone and oxymorphone. Michael Wittlin pleaded guilty to the same charge on April 5, 2013.
Jason Wittlin’s criminal history includes a federal marijuana trafficking conviction in 2006, which resulted in a 21-month sentence.