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NY man sentenced for being part of Danbury area drug ring


A New York man has been sentenced for his role in a Greater Danbury area drug ring.  34-year old Alexander Lappin of Brooklyn was sentenced Monday to 37 months in jail and ordered to pay a $3,600 fine.  U.S. Attorney spokesman Tom Carson says Lappin must also forfeit more than $105,000, which was seized from Lappin's home when he was arrested.

 

Lappin was arrested last June.  Prosecutors say he was selling multi-kilogram quantities of marijuana to Nicolas Calamaras of New Fairfield who distributed it to others in the Greater Danbury area.  Calamaras pleaded guilty and awaits sentencing. 

 

13 people in total were charged as a result of the investigation. 

 

32-year old Sean Salasevicius was sentenced to five years in jail for growing marijuana in his New Fairfield home and selling it.  30-year old Jason Wittlin and his 24-year old brother Michael were also sentenced for their roles in the narcotics selling operation.

 

In 2011, the Drug Enforcement Administration investigated the Wittlin bothers and found that they were purchasing large quantities of Oxycodone from several people and then redistributing the narcotics to other street-level dealers.  The investigation found that Jason Wittlin had been part of this marijuana selling ring, making purchases from Calamaras.  13 firearms and assorted ammunition were seized from the brother's Milltown Road home.

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