Feds charge another police official in drug investigation

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A member of Easton's police commission has become the latest law enforcement official charged with participating in a drug ring that dealt in steroid and prescription narcotics.

Raymond Martin appeared Tuesday in federal court in New Haven charged with conspiracy to possess oxycodone with intent to distribute, an offense that carries a possible 20-year prison term.

Prosecutors say the 48-year-old Martin was caught on a wiretap texting with others about the distribution of oxycodone and anabolic steroids. He is the 12th person charged in the case. Other defendants include two Newtown police officials and a state judicial marshal.

Martin was released on bond. He did not immediately return a message seeking comment left Wednesday at a smoke shop he owns in Stratford.