Yale School of Medicine holds symposium in New Haven on Connecticut opioid crisis

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez.  NEW HAVEN >> The country’s two previous opioid epidemics led to changes in federal laws and policy, but had other unintended effects that likely are helping to fuel the current drug crisis, according to a Yale professor. Yale University School of Public Health epidemiology and pharmacology professor Robert … Continue reading Yale School of Medicine holds symposium in New Haven on Connecticut opioid crisis

Powerful opioid carfentanil reaches Connecticut, claims first fatal overdose

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register and was written by Esteban L. Hernandez with additional reporting by Leslie Lake. The powerful synthetic opioid carfentanil has made its way to Connecticut and was part of a drug cocktail that claimed its first victim, a man who died in Norwalk. Officials last year said there was no clear indication the opioid, which the … Continue reading Powerful opioid carfentanil reaches Connecticut, claims first fatal overdose

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

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

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

New Haven man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

This story was originally published in the New Haven Register.  NEW HAVEN >> A 30-year-old city man pleaded guilty on May 5 to a federal heroin distribution offense. Justin Parker, also known as “Tre,” pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Janet Bond Arterton in New Haven federal court, according to a release from U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly. According to court documents and statements made … Continue reading New Haven man pleads guilty to heroin distribution

New Haven man facing drug charges in connection with fatal heroin overdose

This article originally appeared in the New Haven Register and was written by Jessica Lerner. NEW HAVEN >> Shelton Police have arrested a New Haven man on drug charges in connection with a recent overdose. Corey Senior, 26, was charged with two counts of illegal possession of heroin, illegal possession with intent to sell and illegal possession with intent to sell within 1,500 feet of … Continue reading New Haven man facing drug charges in connection with fatal heroin overdose