Mom whose son died of heroin overdose leads Color Run/Walk in Guilford

This article was written by Sarah Page Kyrcz and was originally published in the New Haven Register. GUILFORD >> Sue Kruczek remembers when just getting out of bed was a struggle, putting one foot down on the floor at a time and facing each day with trepidation. A lot has changed over the last three and a half years. “Now when I get up I … Continue reading Mom whose son died of heroin overdose leads Color Run/Walk in Guilford

New Haven man facing charges in connection with fatal Shelton overdose

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register.  NEW HAVEN >> A New Haven man is in federal custody following an investigation into his potential role in selling heroin to a woman who fatally overdosed. Corey Senior, 26, is scheduled to appear in court again Friday. He has been charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin and conspiracy to … Continue reading New Haven man facing charges in connection with fatal Shelton overdose

New treatment group in Wallingford raises funds for outpatient therapy

. WALLINGFORD >> Treating addiction starts with breaking the cycle of relapse and recidivism, according to the staff TriCircle, Inc. Earlier this month, TriCircle held its first annual fundraiser, Walk the Walk for Recovery. The event drew about 100 people to walk in honor of friends and loved ones battling addiction or have lost their lives to the disease and raised approximately $4,500, according to Ceci Iliff. “The … Continue reading New treatment group in Wallingford raises funds for outpatient therapy

Watertown police seize 1,200 bags of heroin following arrest

WATERTOWN >> A Waterbury man was arrested and charged earlier this week after police said he had $6,000 in cash on-hand and more than 1,200 bags of heroin in his residence. Jonathan Oakley, 34, of 293/295 Newridge Ave., Waterbury, was arrested and charged Tuesday in conjunction with Operation Smackdown, according to a release. Police had issued an arrest warrant for Oakley in December 2016, charging him with … Continue reading Watertown police seize 1,200 bags of heroin following arrest

Hamden man charged with distributing fentanyl disguised as oxycodone

NEW HAVEN >> A Hamden man was released from federal custody on a $100,000 bond Thursday after being charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of fentanyl. Agustin Cirino, 29, was arrested on May 9 on the federal charge. Federal prosecutors say he was selling fentanyl, a synthetic opioid, disguised as oxycodone. According to the U.S. attorney’s office, Cirino was … Continue reading Hamden man charged with distributing fentanyl disguised as oxycodone

DeLauro: $5.5 million grant will help Connecticut battle opioid crisis; now lawmakers must do their part

This story was originally published in The Middletown Press and written by Cassandra Day.  MIDDLETOWN >> U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro may have been in town to extol a $5.5 million grant to help the state’s efforts to curb the ballooning opioid crisis, but those most heartened by the news Tuesday morning were the unidentified Rushford clients who sat quietly in the crowd. Afterward, one woman … Continue reading DeLauro: $5.5 million grant will help Connecticut battle opioid crisis; now lawmakers must do their part

New Haven police concerned about loitering, crime around Hill addiction treatment facility

  This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Anna Bisaro.  NEW HAVEN >> While loitering is not illegal in New Haven, there are heightened concerns within the New Haven Police Department and the community about the number of people that can be seen hanging around 495 Congress Ave. on a regular basis. “We constantly get complaints from the … Continue reading New Haven police concerned about loitering, crime around Hill addiction treatment facility