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New Haven man who sold drugs that caused 14 overdoses sentenced to 7 years

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register and was written by Anna Bisaro.  HARTFORD >> A federally convicted cocaine dealer from New Haven will serve one year in prison for each person that died as a result of a batch of fentanyl-laced cocaine he sold in late June, a decision made after a tense sentencing hearing in which a defense attorney pushed the … Continue reading New Haven man who sold drugs that caused 14 overdoses sentenced to 7 years

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Family Drug Awareness group in New Haven puts personal touch on addiction

This story was originally published in the New Haven Registerwas originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Anna Bisaro.  NEW HAVEN >> Never having experimented with drugs herself, it was hard for Ann Stieler to recognize that her high school-aged son had a problem. But then she found the needles. “Every parent wants to believe that the needles are someone else’s,” … Continue reading Family Drug Awareness group in New Haven puts personal touch on addiction

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Man busted with 220 bags of heroin after tip

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register on Nov. 1 WALLINGFORD >> A local man is to appear in court Wednesday after Wallingford police say he went to make a heroin sale at an apartment complex. Harvey Jennings III, 25, was found with 220 bags of heroin Tuesday morning after investigators interrupted the drug deal, said Lt. Michael Colavolpe, the commander of the … Continue reading Man busted with 220 bags of heroin after tip

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Police: Pair sold Hartford heroin in Wallingford

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register.  WALLINGFORD >> A local man and woman are facing charges after Wallingford police say they worked together to bring heroin down from Hartford and supply it to several people in town. Nathanael May, 25, was to appear in court Monday after police found him with 40 bags of heroin, Detective Division Commander Lt. Colavolpe said Monday … Continue reading Police: Pair sold Hartford heroin in Wallingford

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Wallingford police: Men were selling drugs from their apartment

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register WALLINGFORD >> Two men face several charges after police say a months-long investigation found they were selling drugs from the apartment they shared in Wallingford. Jeremy Rodriguez, 30, and Heriberto “Eddie” Lebron, 42, were arrested Thursday at the Judd Square Apartment Complex, 44 S. Cherry St., police Lt. Michael Colavolpe said Monday in a release. Colavolpe, … Continue reading Wallingford police: Men were selling drugs from their apartment

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Connecticut medical examiner’s office may lose full accreditation amid surge of overdoses

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register. FARMINGTON >> The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has been told it will lose its full accreditation and will be placed on a probationary term from the national medical examiner’s association following reductions in the office’s budget and an increase in drug overdoses in the state. Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill said in … Continue reading Connecticut medical examiner’s office may lose full accreditation amid surge of overdoses

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Five people in West Haven treated for overdoses in 2-hour span

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register. WEST HAVEN >> Emergency crews treated five people for overdoses in about two hours early Monday in West Haven, the latest development in Greater New Haven’s ongoing crisis. All five people were taken to the hospital for evaluations, West Haven police said later Monday on their Facebook page. The first three people were found shortly after … Continue reading Five people in West Haven treated for overdoses in 2-hour span