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Man Sentenced to Eight Years in Prison for Selling Heroin Connected to Overdose Death

Anthony Delosangeles

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A 20-year-old Tarrytown man has been sentenced to eight years in prison for selling heroin that led to the overdose death of a White Plains man.

Thomas Cipollaro, 25, overdosed on heroin in Nov. 3, 2015, in the Kmart parking lot in Yorktown. Police say it was Anthony “Taco” Delosangeles who sold Cipollaro the drugs that killed him, as well as sold heroin in Yorktown on several other occasions.

On March 17, Delosangeles pled guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute more than 100 grams of heroin. He was sentenced Tuesday, July 11, by U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth M. Karas.

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According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Delosangeles sold heroin in and around Westchester County from May 2015 to February 2016, when he was arrested by the Yorktown Police Department.

Delosangeles has already served about 13 months of his sentence and will serve an additional 84 months from the date of his sentencing. In addition to his prison term, Delosangeles was sentenced to four years of supervised release and forfeited approximately $30,000 in cash drug proceeds, which were seized during the investigation.

The day he overdosed, Cipollaro, who had just finished a stint in a rehabilitation treatment center for his heroin addiction, texted Delosangeles, asking to buy heroin. In a text exchange, Cipollaro told Delosangeles about his rehab stint and said he planned to immediately use the heroin. Delosangeles apparently bragged that his heroin was particularly strong, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Later that day, Cipollaro was found unresponsive in his car with 15 empty glassine baggies. Despite efforts to revive him, Cipollaro remained in a coma and died several days later. Autopsy and toxicology reports revealed that Cipollaro had heroin in his system. After learning of Cipollaro’s overdose death, Delosangeles continued to sell heroin in the area, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“Anthony Delosangeles sold heroin to a young man he knew had just left a drug rehabilitation program," said acting U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim. "The same day, that young man used the heroin Delosangeles sold him, overdosed, and died. The epidemic of opioid abuse is devastating our communities, costing human lives, and ripping families apart. This office will aggressively pursue cases against dealers who fuel this deadly epidemic.”

Kim praised the investigative work of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Yorktown Police Department, the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office, and the Westchester County Department of Public Safety.

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