TARRYTOWN, N.Y. -- A Tarrytown resident was charged on Tuesday with dealing narcotics that resulted in the death of a White Plains man in Nov. 2015, according to Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
Anthony Delosangles, aka "Taco," 20, was indicted in federal court in White Plains in the death of Thomas Cippollaro, 25, following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Yorktown Police Department, and the Westchester County District Attorney’s Office.
“The epidemic of opioid abuse is devastating our communities. Charges like those announced today strike at the heart of the problem – dealers who fuel the cycle of addiction and overdose," said Bharara. "Anthony Delosangeles allegedly dealt in heroin, including the heroin that killed Thomas Cippollaro, a 25 year-old White Plains man. We thank the FBI and our local law enforcement partners for their extraordinary efforts that led to the charges today.”
Delosangeles, who is currently serving a prison sentence on related state narcotics charges, has also been charged in the past with selling heroin in Yorktown. He faces a mandatory minimum term of 20 years in prison if convicted.
"The residents of Yorktown and Westchester County are all a bit safer today, as an alleged heroin dealer is behind bars. We hope that this arrest will bring a small bit of solace to the family of Thomas Cipollaro," said Yorktown Police Chief Robert M. Noble.
Noble added that, "This arrest would not have been possible without the assistance of the Westchester County Department of Public Safety, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s Office."