Corrections officer from Hamden gets probation for steroids

BRIDGEPORT — A state corrections officer who lives in Hamden has been sentenced to serve three years of probation for illegally distributing steroids, according to a news release.

Nicholas Aurora Jr., 34, was sentenced in Bridgeport federal court to also pay a $2,000 fine and perform 200 hours of community service.

U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden ordered Aurora to serve the first six months of the probation in home confinement, according to a news release from the federal District of Connecticut.

The release stated that in December 2017, members of the Statewide Narcotics Task Force West “conducted a court-authorized search of an individual’s home in Hamden and seized approximately 25,000 pills and 530 vials of anabolic steroids.”

The release added, “Subsequent analysis of the individual’s cellphone revealed numerous text messages relating to Aurora’s purchase and redistribution of steroids.”

The investigation showed Aurora was purchasing steroids from his supply source every two weeks. He personally used some of the steroids and sold some to his co-workers, at a profit.

The news release identified Aurora as a corrections officer with the Connecticut Department of Correction.

In March, Aurora pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute anabolic steroids.