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Ex-Police Commissioner In Easton Pleads Guilty In Anabolic Steroid Ring

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EASTON, Conn. – A former Easton police commissioner is facing up to a year in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to his role in an anabolic steroid ring that operated in Fairfield County, prosecutors said.

Raymond J. Martin, 49, pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to one count of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, said U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.

The case involved former Newtown Police Sgt. Steven Santucci and others who were receiving shipments of steroid ingredients from China and manufacturing and distributing wholesale quantities of steroids, Daly said. Members of the conspiracy also distributed prescription pills, including oxycodone, as well as cocaine, she said.

During the investigation, Martin was intercepted on a court-authorized wiretap ordering anabolic steroids, Daly said.

When sentenced by U.S. Magistrate Judge Holly B. Fitzsimmons on July 5, Martin faces a maximum term of a year in prison and a fine of up to $100,000

Martin has been free on a $100,000 bond since his arrest on July 14, 2015.

Santucci pleaded guilty and, on Aug. 25, 2016, was sentenced to 16 months in prison, six months of home confinement, 120 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine.

The arrests came as the result of a long-term investigation led by the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the U.S. Marshals Service, U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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