A 33-year-old Voluntown man was arrested Wednesday on a six-count indictment charging him with selling designer drugs and LSD over the Internet.
According to court documents and statements made in court, Aaron Mioduszewski distributed “controlled substance analogs,” often called designer drugs, through websites he operated, including [NOPARSE]eastcoastchems.com[/NOPARSE] and [NOPARSE]simfluxresources.com[/NOPARSE], between June 2011 and July 2012.
According to the documents, when law enforcement officers executed a search warrant at Mioduszewski’s home in July 2012, they recovered large quantities of various designer drugs, as well as LSD.
Federal law prohibits sale of chemicals similar to controlled substances if they’re intended for human consumption.
The indictment charges Mioduszewski with four counts of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of controlled substance analogs, one count of possession with intent to distribute controlled substance analogs, and one count of possession with the intent to distribute LSD.
A federal grand jury in Hartford returned the indictment on Nov. 5, and Mioduszewski was arrested Wednesday at his residence. He appeared Wednesday in front of U.S. Magistrate Judge Donna F. Martinez and is being held pending a hearing on Friday.
If convicted, Mioduszewski faces a maximum 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $1 million on each count.
Acting Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deidre M. Daly stressed that an indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations and a defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Tactical Diversion Squad in Worcester, Mass., and is being prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Natasha Dye.
The Norwich Bulletin (CT)
13th November 2013