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State Correctional Officer Who Illegally 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 NICHOLAS AURORA JR., 34, of Hamden, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden in Bridgeport to three years of probation, the first six months of which AURORA must serve in home confinement, for illegally distributing steroids.  Judge Bolden also ordered AURORA to pay a $2,000 fine and perform 200 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 another 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.

On March 14, 2018, AURORA pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.

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 June 21, 2018

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