Man Sentenced To Prison In Steroid Distribution Case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison for his role in a steroid and prescription pill distribution operation.

Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly says Frank Pecora, of Derby, was sentenced Monday in federal court in Hartford to 37 months behind bars followed by three years of probation. Pecora pleaded guilty Jan. 25 to one count of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.

Authorities say the 55-year-old Pecora was among about a dozen people, including a former Newtown police sergeant, arrested last year in the steroid investigation. Federal prosecutors say the sergeant, Steven Santucci, of Waterbury, received shipments of steroid ingredients from China and manufactured and distributed large quantities of steroids.

Santucci pleaded guilty in December. He awaits sentencing.

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