Tips lead to drug busts

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NAUGATUCK — Two men and a woman are facing drug charges stemming from three separate undercover investigations conducted by borough police.

Officer Michael Favale said police received confidential tips that Ony Hoymoune, 34, of 14 Bar­bara Drive in Shelton and Anthony Maxwell, 24, of 30 Greenfield Ave. in Waterbury were selling heroin in Naugatuck.

After receiving the information, the police department’s detective bureau initiated separate uncover investigations of the two men. The investigations culminated with undercover officers buying heroin from the men.

Favale said an undercover officer bought heroin from Hoymoune out of his car at the McDonald’s on Rubber Avenue in the winter.

Hoymoune sold officers 2.7 grams of heroin, Lt. Robert Harrison told the Republican American. Hoymoune was also seen selling 10.8 grams of heroin us­ing surveillance equipment on Rubber Avenue near Mountview Plaza, Harrison said.

Officers set up a buy from Maxwell last spring, Favale said, at the KFC on Bridge St.

Police bought 3.4 grams of heroin from Maxwell, Harrison said.

After the buys, police were able to obtain arrest warrants for the two men. Hoymoune surrendered to police Jan. 13 and was charged with illegal sale of controlled substance, distribution of controlled substances within 1,500 feet of a school, possession of controlled substance and use of drug paraphernalia.

Maxwell was arrested Jan. 13 after a motor vehicle investigation on North Main Street. He was charged with illegal sale of controlled substance and distribution of controlled substances within 1,500 feet of a school, conspiracy at illegal sale of controlled substance, and conspiracy at distribution of controlled substances within 1,500 feet of a school.

Along with the arrests for heroin dealing, police charged a former borough woman with selling marijuana.

Police also bought 2.2 grams of marijuana last spring from Rachel Stanislawski, 27, of 1 Crest­wood Road in Ansonia, Harrison said. Stanislaws­ki was selling in front of a North Main Street apartment where she lived at the time, Harrison said. She surrendered to police Monday and was charged with illegal sale of controlled substance.