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Former Hamden Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Steroid Distribution Charge

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Connecticut

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that BRYAN KELLY, 46, of East Haven, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to one count of possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.

According to court documents and statements made in court, in December 2017, the Statewide Narcotics Task Force West conducted a court-authorized search of an individual’s residence in Hamden and seized approximately 25,000 pills and 530 vials of anabolic steroids. Subsequent analysis of the individual’s cell phone revealed numerous text messages relating to KELLY’s purchase and redistribution of steroids.  At the time of the search, KELLY was a police officer with the Hamden Police Department.

The investigation revealed that KELLY purchased steroids from his source of supply since approximately October 2016.  He personally used some of the steroids and distributed some to friends and colleagues.

The offense carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 10 years and a fine of up to $500,000.  A sentencing date is not scheduled.

KELLY is released on a promise to appear pending sentencing.  He has retired from the Hamden Police Department.

This matter is being investigated by the Connecticut State Police, Statewide Narcotics Task Force West, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sarah P. Karwan with the assistance of the State’s Attorney for the New Haven Judicial District.

Updated May 21, 2018

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