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Former Hamden Police Officer Who Distributed Steroids is Sentenced

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 Madison, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to three years of probation, the first six months of which KELLY must serve in home confinement with location monitoring, for distributing anabolic steroids.  Judge Bolden also ordered KELLY to pay a $1,000 fine and perform 100 hours of community service.

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.

On May 21, 2018, KELLY pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.

KELLY has retired from the Hamden Police Department.

This matter has been 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 September 4, 2018

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