Ex-Newtown police officer avoids jail time in steroids bust

NEWTOWN, Conn. (WTNH/AP)–A former Newtown police officer will not have to do jail time for his role in a steroid ring.

Jason Chickos was sentenced to two years probation today. He’ll also have to do some community service and pay a fine.

Chickos 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 last month and is to be sentenced in March.

Authorities say they seized hundreds of vials of steroids, about 600 grams of raw testosterone powder, 350 grams of cocaine and four long guns during the investigation.

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