New Haven cocaine dealer gets 1 year behind bars

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register and was written by Anna Bisaro. HARTFORD >> When news broke in late June that a rash of drug overdoses in New Haven had been caused by a bad batch of cocaine laced with fentanyl, Jerome Clay, Sr., brought his supply of the suspected batch back to whom he had gotten it from. This, according to … Continue reading New Haven cocaine dealer gets 1 year behind bars

Connecticut seeing new deadly uptick in overdoses due to mixing drugs

This story originally appeared in the New Haven Register on Monday, Oct. 3 and was written by Anna Bisaro. NEW HAVEN >> A West Haven woman walked downstairs in her home to find her 20-year-old son on the floor next to his girlfriend. He was not breathing. The subsequent investigation into the circumstances surrounding the man’s untimely death in May ultimately led to the recent … Continue reading Connecticut seeing new deadly uptick in overdoses due to mixing drugs

New Haven rehab center helps US attorney learn about addiction treatments, amid aim to target opioid crisis

This article originally appeared in the New Haven Register written by Anna Bisaro. The photograph is by Arnold Gold.  NEW HAVEN >> Sitting next to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Gloria told the conference room full of federal prosecutors, investigators, and healthcare providers that she has detoxed from an alcohol addiction 15 times. “It’s very hard to start your life over when … Continue reading New Haven rehab center helps US attorney learn about addiction treatments, amid aim to target opioid crisis

West Haven man gets 12 months and 1 day in federal prison for supplying heroin to overdose victim

While more than 20 individuals are facing federal charges based on their reported connections to overdoses since January, this man was arrested and charged in January 2015. Sentences for drug crimes are usually determined by the quantity of the drug, but prosecutors and judge spoke at length in this case about how much the death of a victim should play a role in sentencing.  This … Continue reading West Haven man gets 12 months and 1 day in federal prison for supplying heroin to overdose victim

Branford man pleads guilty to distribution of drugs involved in non-fatal overdose

NEW HAVEN >> The victim was found on her knees taking a gasping breath every 20 seconds. She was holding a syringe. She was moved immediately to Danbury Hospital where she was put in the Intensive Care Unit and placed on life support. While she recovers, and the man who reportedly sold her the heroin, is one step closer to going behind bars. Ryan Budd, … Continue reading Branford man pleads guilty to distribution of drugs involved in non-fatal overdose

WATCH: DEA issues video warning cops of fentanyl

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration issued a roll call video Friday warning law enforcement officers about the dangers of improper handling of fentanyl, an opioid the DEA estimates can be 50 times as strong as heroin. The video includes acting DEA Deputy Administrator Jack Riley and two New Jersey police detectives who recalled recently coming in contact with fentanyl. The two officers experienced side-affects  after being … Continue reading WATCH: DEA issues video warning cops of fentanyl