Kenneth C. Albertelli
Chief of Police
30 Mt Vernon St.
Winchester, MA 01890
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Statement of Winchester Police Kenneth Albertelli On the Successful Prosecution of Career Drug Dealer
WINCHESTER — Chief Kenneth C. Albertelli is pleased to report that strong police work led to the successful prosecution of a career drug dealer this week.
TIMOTHY SALVATORE SABBAG, AGE 25, OF WINCHESTER pleaded guilty on Nov. 10 at Woburn District Court on the following charges:
- Distribution of a Class A Drug (Heroin)
- Distribution of a Class C Drug (Diazepam),
- Possession to Distribute a Class A Drug (heroin)
- Possession to Distribute Class C Drug (Diazepam)
- Possession to Distribute a Class D Drug (Marijuana)
- Conspiracy to Violate the Drug Laws
SABBAG was sentenced to two years in a house of correction, which is suspended for three years, plus three years of probation requiring him to live in a sober house for one year, be on GPS monitoring, be free of drugs and alcohol and obey a curfew.
The charges stem from a 2014 case where, after a lengthy investigation involving controlled drug buys and surveillance, police found SABBAG to be involved in the illegal possession and sale of drugs.
“I commend the work of the Winchester detectives, the Southern Middlesex Regional Drug Task Force and the Middlesex District Attorney’s Office for the successful prosecution of this case,” Chief Albertelli said. “Going forward, the Winchester Police Department will continue to aggressively work to remove the supply of drugs from our streets to curb human suffering and death in our community.”