- Monday, May 4, 2015 at 4:20 am
A Newtown Police Department sergeant and a dispatcher at the town’s emergency communications center are among eight men who have been arrested by federal officials as part of an alleged drug trafficking ring.
Among those arrested are Sergeant Steven Santucci, 38, of Waterbury, and dispatcher Jason Chickos, 46, of Bridgeport.
The charges against the eight men allege that they illegally distributed steroids and prescription narcotics.
- Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Members of the public, who want to properly dispose of prescription drugs which they no longer need or want, will be able to dispose of the medications at a drug take-back event scheduled for Saturday, September 27, at the Newtown Police Department, 3 Main Street, and also at the Connecticut State Police Troop A Barracks at 90 Lakeside Road, Southbury.
The event is scheduled for 10 am to 2 pm at both locations. This will be the ninth time the effort is being done on a national level.
- Thursday, June 12, 2014
A local man, who is a former National Football League player, is scheduled for arraignment on Tuesday, June 17, in Danbury Superior Court, following his May 30 arrest on two counts of illegal sale of narcotics.
Authorities allege that Gennaro L. DiNapoli, 39, of White Oak Farm Road, in April and May sold potent prescription painkillers at his home to an unidentified person working on behalf of the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
- Friday, June 6, 2014
In connection with the execution of a search-and-seizure warrant at his 10 White Oak Farm Road home on the morning of Friday, May 30, federal drug agents charged former National Football League player Gennaro Label DiNapoli, 39, with two counts of illegal sale of narcotics.
US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents made the arrest with the assistance of Newtown police.
- Thursday, April 17, 2014
Medicines in the home are a leading cause of accidental poisoning. Just as disturbing are the alarmingly high rates of prescription drug abuse among teens.
A national study, conducted last year by The Partnership at DrugFree.org and the MetLife Foundation, found that nearly half (49 percent) of teens who misuse or abuse prescription medicines get them from a family member or friend. More often than not, these drugs are found in medicine cabinets.
- Tuesday, April 16, 2013
The Newtown Police Department and the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) have scheduled a prescription drug take-back session for 10 am to 2 pm on Saturday, April 27, at Newtown Police Station, 3 Main Street.
The session will allow members of the public to properly dispose of unwanted prescription medications. The service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked, police said in a statement.