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Wallingford Man Charged with Trafficking Oxycodone and Cocaine

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

Leonard C Boyle, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, and Brian D. Boyle, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, today announced that a federal grand jury in New Haven returned an indictment yesterday charging CHRISTOPHER M. LISCIO, 38, of Wallingford, with oxycodone and cocaine trafficking offenses.

As alleged in court documents, between February and April 2020, Liscio sold 2,000 30mg oxycodone pills.  It is alleged that this narcotics trafficking activity occurred while Liscio was released on bond after he was arrested in February 2020 on state charges related to the alleged sexual assault of a minor.

Liscio was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on May 26, 2021.  On that date, a search of his Wallingford residence revealed approximately 500 grams of cocaine, oxycodone pills and more than $20,000 in cash.  He has been detained since his arrest.

The indictment charges Liscio with one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone and one count of possession with intent to distribute cocaine.  Each charge carries a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.

Acting U.S. Attorney Boyle stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt.  Charges are only allegations, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations and the Wallingford Police Department.  The Tactical Diversion Squad includes officers from the Bristol, East Windsor, Hamden, New Britain, West Haven, Newington, Manchester, Glastonbury and Watertown Police Departments.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Amanda S. Oakes.

Updated June 2, 2021

Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs