FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 5, 2006
Hampton Woman Involved In Meth Production Sentenced To 18 Months
In Federal Prison
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 MICHELLE L. LANZI,
age 37 (DOB 11/22/68), formerly of 138 Mott Hill Road, East Hampton,
Connecticut, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet
Bond Arterton in New Haven to 18 months of imprisonment, followed by
three years of supervised release, for her role in the operation of
a methamphetamine lab at her home in East Hampton. On January 17, 2006,
LANZI waived indictment and pleaded guilty to possession of pseudoephedrine
with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, on
June 8, 2005, LANZI was arrested at her residence when federal, state
and local law enforcement agents arrived to execute a federal search
warrant. LANZI admitted that, on that date, she knowingly possessed
a quantity of pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine.
As a condition of supervised release, Judge Arterton required LANZI to make
restitution in the amount of $8244.75 to the Drug Enforcement Administration
for costs associated in the clean up and disposal of the chemicals and hazardous
waste at the East Hampton lab.
U.S. Attorney O’Connor recognized the cooperative efforts of the Drug
Enforcement Administration, East Hampton Police Department and Connecticut
State Police who investigated this matter.