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District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, July 6, 2017

Easton Man Involved in Steroid Distribution Ring is Sentenced

Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that RAYMOND J. MARTIN, 50, of Easton, was sentenced yesterday by U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons in Bridgeport to three years of probation and ordered to pay a fine of $10,000 for his role in a steroid distribution ring. 

According to court documents and statements made in court, a long-term investigation led by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations revealed that Steven Santucci, a former Newtown Police sergeant, and others were receiving shipments of steroid ingredients from China and manufacturing and distributing wholesale quantities of steroids.  Certain members of the conspiracy also distributed prescription pills, including oxycodone, as well as cocaine.

During the investigation, MARTIN was intercepted on a court-authorized wiretap ordering anabolic steroids and offering to sell oxycodone pills.  At the time, MARTIN served as police commissioner for the Town of Easton.

MARTIN was arrested on July 14, 2015.  On March 30, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance.

Santucci pleaded guilty and, on August 25, 2016, was sentenced to 16 months of imprisonment, six months of home confinement, 120 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine.

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Rahul Kale and Robert M. Spector.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
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Updated July 6, 2017