States Attorney's Office District of Connecticut
|June 7, 2010||
SALEM MAN SENTENCED TO SIX MONTHS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR RECEIVING SHIPMENTS OF METHAMPHETAMINE
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CHARLES EDWARD ZEMKO, 61, of Hartford Road, Salem, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Christopher F. Droney in Hartford to six months of imprisonment, followed by two years of supervised release, for maintaining a drug involved premises. ZEMKO pleaded guilty to the charge on January 14, 2010.
According to court documents and statements made in court, in October 2008, the Drug Enforcement Administration was advised by the Connecticut State Police that a package containing what was believed to be narcotics was delivered to an incorrect address and surrendered by the unintended recipient. On October 9, 2008, law enforcement made a controlled delivery of the resealed package to the addressee, “A NET Enterprises, Attn Chuck,” at ZEMKO’s home address. ZEMKO accepted receipt of the package, which laboratory analysis has revealed contained a net weight of 54.9 grams (approximately 2 ounces) of Methamphetamine concealed within framing material.
ZEMKO has acknowledged that for 20 years he has received packages at his home containing Methamphetamine, and that he has used the drugs while inside an outbuilding on his property.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration with the assistance of the United States Postal Inspection Service and the Connecticut State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah R. Slater.
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