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District of Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Rhode Island Man Sentenced for Distributing Methamphetamine

BOSTON – A Cumberland, R.I., man was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston for participating in a bi-coastal conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine through the United States mail. 

Steven Marszalkowski, 58, formerly of Provincetown, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Leo T. Sorokin to 13 months in prison and three years of supervised release.  On May 9, 2017, Marszalkowski pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and to distribute methamphetamine.

Marszalkowski and his co-conspirators used the United States mail to send packages containing methamphetamine from San Diego and Seattle to various locations in Massachusetts.  Co-defendants Leonard Leseman of San Diego, Calif.; Robert Annette, of Somerville and Provincetown; Lawrence Ligocki, of Chelsea; and Scott Hill of Somerville have pleaded guilty to various charges in connection with the investigation.

Leseman was a San Diego-based supplier of methamphetamine and was responsible for sending more than 30 packages of methamphetamine to various addresses in Massachusetts that had been provided to him by Annette. Marszalkowski was one of several individuals recruited by Annette to receive the methamphetamine packages mailed by Leseman and deliver them to Annette.

Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb; Shelly Binkowski, Inspector in Charge of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Boston Field Division; and Harold H. Shaw, Special Agent in Charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Boston Field Division, made the announcement.  Assistance with the investigation was provided by Postal Inspectors in San Diego and Pennsylvania, the Provincetown and Truro Police Departments, the Massachusetts State Police Narcotics Task Force in Hyannis, and the Pennsylvania State Police. Assistant U.S. Attorney James E. Arnold of Weinreb’s Narcotics and Money Laundering Unit prosecuted the case.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated August 1, 2017