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Two Nabbed In Drug Bust Following Investigation By Norwalk, Stamford Police

Ioannis Papachristou Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department
Dominico Sandalo Photo Credit: Norwalk Police Department

Two Norwalk men were nabbed for drug dealing following a joint narcotics investigation between Norwalk and Stamford police.

Dominico Sandalo, 45, and Ioannis Papachristou, 37, were busted on Thursday, June 6, when officers from the Norwalk Special Services Division and the Stamford Police Department Narcotics and Organized Crime Unit conducted a joint narcotics investigation into Sandalo, said Norwalk Police Lt. Terrence Blake.

During a search of Sandalo's home, officers, including from the DEA, found him engaged in a drug transaction with Papachristou. Both men were immediately taken into custody and Papachristou was found to be in possession of marijuana and THC Vape cartridges, Blake said.

Items seized during the bust.

Norwalk Police Department

Investigators seized the following from Sandalo’s residence:

  • 46 Fentanyl pills
  • 77 Oxycodone pills
  • 750 grams of powder cocaine
  • 15 pounds of marijuana
  • 771 THC vape cartridges
  • Vials of human growth hormone and assorted steroids
  • $53,943 in cash

Sandolo was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, operating a drug factory, possession of drug paraphernalia, and failure to keep drugs in original container.

Papachristou was charged with possession of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with Intent to sell and possession of marijuana. 

Both are scheduled to appear in court on July 17.

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