A Fairfield County man was arrested and charged on a federal criminal complaint related to distributing counterfeit drugs.
Kamil Golebiowski, 25, of Shelton, was arrested Tuesday as part of an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users, said John H. Durham, U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut.
Golebiowski's arrest is in connection with the July 9, 2017, overdose death of a 29-year-old Seymour man.
During the investigation into the man's death, investigators seized drug and non-drug evidence from the scene, including the victim’s cell phone which identified two individuals who purchased heroin and what they believed to be Xanax pills from the victim shortly he died, the U.S.Attorney's Office said.
Golebiowski was subsequently identified as the source of the Xanax pills that were later analyzed and found to be counterfeit, the office said.
The State of Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner determined the victim’s cause of death to be acute intoxication due to the combined effects of cocaine, etizolam, fentanyl, flubromazolam, and heroin.
In early June 2018, investigators intercepted two packages mailed from Canada and addressed to Golebiowski. The packages contained approximately 1,400 counterfeit Xanax pills, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.
He was charged with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, a controlled substance; possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, a counterfeit substance; conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, and use of a telecommunications facility in the distribution of narcotics.
This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, Shelton Police Department and Seymour Police Department, with the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.
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