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Norwalk Man Gets Six Years for Selling Oxycodone

NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk man who pleaded guilty to illegally selling prescription narcotics was sentenced Monday to 70 months in federal prison, according to David B. Fein, U.S. attorney for Connecticut.

Domenico (Dominick) Sandalo, 37, of Mohackemo Drive was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Mark R. Kravitz in New Haven. His prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release. Sandalo pleaded guilty Feb. 1 to one count of possession with intent to distribute oxycodone, a narcotic drug sold under the brand name OxyContin.

According to court documents and statements made between October 2009 and January 2010, law enforcement officers conducted several undercover purchases of OxyContin pills from Sandalo at a cost of $40 to $45 for each 80-milligram pill. Sandalo was arrested Jan. 27, 2010. A search of Sandalo's residence revealed 731 OxyContin pills, 683 Percocet pills (which contain oxycodone and acetaminophen), 190 hydrocodone pills, approximately 6 kilograms of marijuana in vacuum-sealed packages, and $103,028 in cash.

Sandalo forfeited the cash seized during the search and a 2006 Mercedes CLS500 automobile.

Sandalo's arrest resulted from a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Norwalk Police Department.

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