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Cocaine Trafficking In Fairfield County Brings 18-Month Prison Term

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FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A 53-year-old New York man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison for trafficking cocaine into Fairfield County, the U.S. attorney for Connecticut announced in a statement.

Dominick Ribustello of the Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced Thursday by Senior U.S. District Judge Warren W. Eginton in Bridgeport. His prison term will be followed by three years of supervised release.

The conviction stemmed from a yearlong investigation headed by the Drug Enforcement Agency’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Norwalk Police Department into the distribution of oxycodone, cocaine and marijuana in Fairfield County. Sixteen individuals were charged and convicted as a result of the investigation.

According to court documents and court testimony, Ribustello regularly supplied distribution quantities of cocaine to co-defendants Alfred Catino of Danbury and Konstantinos Zografidis of Norwalk.

Ribustello was arrested June 5, 2012. On March 18, 2014, he pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, cocaine.

Catino and Zografidis have pleaded guilty and await sentencing.

This matter was 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 Police Departments in Bridgeport, Stamford, Stratford and Westport.

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