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Bridgeport Man Enters Guilty Plea In Steroid Conspiracy

Vials of injectable anabolic steroids
Vials of injectable anabolic steroids Photo Credit: Wikipedia

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport, a former civilian dispatcher for the Newtown Police Department pleaded guilty Monday in Hartford federal court to one count of conspiracy to distribute anabolic steroids, according to U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre Daly.

According to court documents and statements made in court, a long-term investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security revealed individuals, including a law enforcement officer, were receiving shipments of steroid ingredients from China and manufacturing and distributing wholesale quantities of steroids, according to a press release.

The investigation also revealed  certain members of the conspiracy were distributing prescription pills, including oxycodone, as well as cocaine, according to the press release.

During the course of the investigation, law enforcement officers said they seized hundreds of vials of steroids, approximately 600 grams of raw testosterone powder, approximately 350 grams of powder cocaine and four long guns.

In pleading guilty, Chickos admitted  he purchased anabolic steroids from another member of the conspiracy and distributed them. At the time, Chickos was a civilian dispatcher with the Newtown Police Department, according to the press release.

He is scheduled for sentencing Jan. 11, where he faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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