News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 14, 2007

Norwalk Man Who Possessed Meth Ingredients Sentenced To
Two Years in Federal Prison

JUN 14 -- 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 MICHAEL LONGO, age 60, of Norwalk, Connecticut, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven to 24 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release. On March 20, 2007, LONGO pleaded guilty to one count of possessing and distributing the chemical red phosphorous knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine, commonly known at “meth.”

According to documents filed with the Court and statements made in court, LONGO purchased laboratory equipment and chemicals over the internet, including more than two kilograms of red phosphorous from a company based in the United Kingdom. A search of LONGO’s Norwalk residence recovered, among other things, substances and chemicals used to produce meth, including red phosphorous, ephedrine, and iodine; computer printouts of internet “recipes” for making meth; and assorted flasks, glassware, and laboratory equipment. The investigation revealed that LONGO not only had tried to manufacture meth, but also had sent substantial quantities of red phosphorous to his son-in-law in Alabama.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Norwalk Police Department.