Cell phone calls on dead Seymour man’s phone lead to conviction of Shelton Xanax dealer
The cell phone of a dead Seymour man led authorities to a person who was illegally dealing Xanas.
On Friday that person, Kamil Golebiowski, 27, of Shelton pleaded guilty to a charge of dealing Xanas during his appearance before U.S. District Judge Janet C. Hall.
Golebiowski, who is free on $300,000 bond faces up to five years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 4.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Doug Morabito said investigators made several purchases of counterfeit Xanas pills from Golebiowski between August, 2017 and May, 2018. In June they intercepted two packages mailed from Canada and addressed to Golebiowski containing 1,400 counterfeit Xanas pills. While some of the Xanax pills he sold contained narcotics that wasn’t the case with the counterfeit ones.
They arrested Golebiowski on June 19.
Investigators became aware of Golebiowski dealings through a cell phone recovered on July 9, 2017 from a Seymour man who died as a result of a drug overdose. The state’s Chief Medical Examiner determined the victim’s cause of death to be acute intoxication from combined effects of cocaine, etizolam, fentanyl, flubromazolam and heroin.
An 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 his death. Golebiowski was identified as a source for Xanax pills.
U.S. Attorney John “Bull” Durham said this case was developed as part of an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.
It was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, Shelton and Seymour Police departments as well as Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.