City police and federal narcotics agents said Tuesday they had secured charges against a Galveston man accused of selling fentanyl-laced cocaine and linked him to a pair of high-profile deaths occurring a few hours and miles apart on Christmas Day.

José Mendiola: 409-683-5230 or

Sarah Grunau: 409-683-5226;



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Ross Novelli Jr

As I had the pleasure of meeting Vadim at his work, he was a super nice guy that loved this country. He would have been an excellent US citizen!

GDN has his name spelled 2 different ways in the article, please show the respect due and correct the spelling. GPD and DEA thank you for catching this mass murderer, dealing death!

domenico nuckols

Thank you to all involved!

Terry Moore

Wonderful job. Unfortunately the guy is very low on the totem pole but hopefully will send them in the right direction.

domenico nuckols

That's how LOSER Trump will fall

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