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BROOKFIELD MAN SENTENCED TO MORE THAN FIVE
YEARS IN FEDERAL PRISON FOR DISTRIBUTING MARIJUANA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 17, 2012

David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that GLENN WAGNER, 50, of Brookfield, was sentenced today by United States District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant in Hartford to 62 months of imprisonment, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing marijuana.  WAGNER also was ordered to pay a fine in the amount of $30,000.

According to court documents and statements made in court, from at least 2007 to February 2011, WAGNER conspired with others, including co-defendants Mark Mansa and Richard Sciacchetano, to distribute large quantities of marijuana in the greater-Danbury area.  The investigation, which included the use of court-authorized wiretaps, law enforcement surveillance and controlled purchases of marijuana and other drugs, revealed that Sciacchetano traveled to Connecticut from his home in Florida several times per month to deliver bulk quantities of marijuana to WAGNER and others.  WAGNER then distributed the marijuana in smaller quantities to Mansa and others.

Just prior to his arrest in February 2011, WAGNER took receipt of approximately 50 pounds of marijuana from Sciacchetano, to whom WAGNER owed a drug debt of approximately $50,000.

WAGNER was arrested on February 24, 2011.  On that date, searches of properties owned by WAGNER revealed approximately 40 pounds of marijuana, a loaded pistol grip shotgun and $23,000 in drug proceeds.

On March 26, 2012, WAGNER pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 100 kilograms or more of marijuana.

As part of his sentence, WAGNER will forfeit real property he owns in Brookfield, three motorcycles, an all-terrain vehicle and a total of $31,098.78.

Mansa and Sciacchetano previously pleaded guilty and have been sentenced to prison terms of 46 months and 37 months, respectively.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Danbury Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Special Assistant United States Attorney Joseph Vizcarrondo and Assistant United States Attorneys Tracy Lee Dayton and David Sullivan.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS CONTACT:

U.S. ATTORNEY'S OFFICE
Tom Carson
(203) 821-3722
thomas.carson@usdoj.gov

 

 

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