>Federal investigators have busted a drug ring that authorities say distributed steroids to high school athletes and others in the Danbury area and was run by a Bethel businessman, according to prosecutors.
Under arrest are Mark Mansa, 46, who had worked for a credit card payment processing company; Richard Sciaccetano, of Stuart, Fla., who investigators say has ties to the Bonnano crime family; Kevin Lubic, 48, of Salem, N.Y., who investigators say is associated with the Hells Angels motorcycle club, and Glenn Wagner, of Brookfield, whose home was raided by federal drug agents late last month.
Investigators claim Mansa sold roughly 70 bottles holding 200 milliliters of steroids every month at a price of up to $90 each. Some of his customers included high school student athletes in the Danbury area, according to federal investigators.
The indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Hartford this month accuses Mansa of conspiring to distribute the steroids for more than seven years, from January 2004 to February 2011.
It accuses Mansa of distributing anabolic steroids to a cooperating witness on four occasions in March and June, 2010. As a result, he faces six federal charges.
Details of Mansa’s criminal activity including the steroid sales are contained in an affidavit compiled by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, lawyers involved in the case said. The affidavit remains sealed from public view.