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Police Sergeant and Dispatcher Arrested On Federal Charges

Newtown, Connecticut is now added to cities where staff on its police force have been charged with committing crimes.

(Eventually, all the bad might just be rooted out and we can build trust.)

The investigation was called “Operation Juice Box.” It involved a ring of people who received shipments of steroids from China, and also conspiracy to distribute oxycodone. It took almost 2 months and involved wire and electronic surveillance. Federal law enforcement officers seized hundreds of vials of steroids, about 600 grams of raw testosterone powder, 350 grams of powder cocaine, and 4 long guns.

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Sgt. Steven Santucci

Sgt. Steven Santucci, 38, of the Newtown police department, allegedly received steroid shipments from China and had been doing so since 2011. He manufactured and distributed wholesale quantities of steroids.

Along with Santucci, others arrested include Jason Chickos, 46, a dispatcher with the Newtown police department, and Jeffrey Gentile, 33, a Judicial Marshal with the State of Connecticut. Five others were also arrested, including 2 charged with conspiracy to distribute oxycodone.

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Blessed Are Those Who Mourn . . .

“…for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4

To all of those in sorrow for children gone too soon.

Devotion by Earth Wind and Fire.  Written by Maurice White and Philip Bailey.

Prayer of the Children

Killed for walking home in the rain.  Killed for playing music loud.  Killed for going to school.  Can America’s children ever be safe from men with guns?

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