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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, October 12, 2018

Shelton Man Pleads Guilty to Distributing Xanax

John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that KAMIL GOLEBIOWSKI, 27, of Shelton, waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty today before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall in New Haven to one count of distribution of alprazolam, also known as Xanax.

This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 9, 2017, the Seymour Police Department and emergency medical personnel responded to a report of a suspected overdose at a residence in Seymour.  At the residence, medical personnel pronounced a 29-year-old male deceased.  Investigators seized drug and non-drug evidence from the scene, including the victim’s cell phone.

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.

Analysis of the victim’s cell phone identified two individuals who purchased heroin and what they believed to be Xanax pills for the victim shortly before the victim died.  GOLEBIOWSKI was subsequently identified as a source of supply for Xanax pills.

Between August 2017 and May 2018, investigators made multiple controlled purchases of Xanax pills from GOLEBIOWSKI.  Analysis of the pills revealed that some of them were counterfeit.  In early June 2018, investigators intercepted two packages mailed from Canada and addressed to GOLEBIOWSKI.  The packages contained approximately 1,400 counterfeit Xanax pills.

GOLEBIOWSKI was arrested on June 19, 2018.

Judge Hall scheduled sentencing for January 4, 2019, at which time GOLEBIOWSKI faces a maximum term of imprisonment of five years.

GOLEBIOWSKI is released on a $300,000 bond pending sentencing.

This matter has been 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.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Prescription Drugs
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Updated October 12, 2018