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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Connecticut

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 31, 2013

Danbury Woman Sentenced To 57 Months In Federal Prison For Trafficking Oxycodone


Deirdre M. Daly, Acting United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that VASILIKI PAPADAKOS, 61, of Danbury, was sentenced today by Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport to 57 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for trafficking oxycodone.

This matter stems from a year-long investigation headed by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and Norwalk Police Department into the trafficking of oxycodone, cocaine and marijuana in Fairfield County.  Sixteen individuals have been charged as a result of this investigation.

According to court documents and statements made in court, during the investigation, PAPADAKOS traveled to New York on at least three occasions to pick up hundreds of 30-milligram oxycodone pills from her supplier.  Also, in February 2012, PAPADAKOS was intercepted over a court-authorized wiretap arranging the purchase of 2,000 15-milligram oxycodone pills.  Over a three-month period, PAPADAKOS facilitated the distribution of 8,000 pills with a total street value that exceeded $100,000.

PAPADAKOS has been detained since her arrest on May 8, 2012.  On March 18, 2013, she pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone.

In 1992, PAPADAKOS received a 188-month federal sentence for trafficking cocaine, heroin and marijuana.  She was released from prison in February 2005.

This matter is being investigated by the DEA’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Norwalk Police Department, with assistance provided by the Connecticut State Police and the Bridgeport, Stamford and Stratford Police Departments.  The case is being prosecuted Assistant U.S. Attorneys Vanessa Richards and Michael Runowicz.

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