Two Janesville men among those facing federal charges related to sale of club drug
MILWAUKEE—Two Janesville men are among 12 charged in federal court with conspiring to sell the club-drug methylone, also called Molly or M1.
Allen Strzyzykowski, 23, of 1731 S. Crosby Ave., and Anthony Longtin, 23, of 120 N. River St., are charged with importing, distributing and possessing methylone with the intent to deliver between October 2011 and July 1, 2014, according to a news released from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Milwaukee.
Molly is an active ingredient in ecstasy.
The drug trafficking was a “sophisticated conspiracy” that could have lead to “destructive behavior,” James Santelle, U.S. attorney, said in the release.
Strzyzykowski was charged in Rock County Court in May after deputies reported finding two pounds of suspected methylone in his vehicle, according to Gazette archives and online court records.
The people charged in federal court are located across the country, including Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota and New Hampshire, and the drug reached communities as far as Hawaii, according to the release.
Agencies including the Drug Enforcement Administration, Rock County Sheriff's Office and Office of Homeland Security assisted in the investigation.
If convicted, each could serve up to 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine and a minimum of three years supervised release.
Last updated: 3:16 pm Monday, July 21, 2014