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State Correctional Officer Admits to Illegally Distributing Steroids

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

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, today announced that NICHOLAS AURORA JR., 33, of Hamden, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty yesterday 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 AURORA’s purchase and redistribution of steroids.

The investigation revealed that AURORA was purchasing steroids from his source of supply every two weeks.  He personally used some of the steroids, and sold some, at a profit, to coworkers.

AURORA is a correctional officer with the Connecticut Department of Correction.

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.

AURORA is released on a $50,000 bond pending sentencing.

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.

Updated March 15, 2018

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