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Bridgeport Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin In Fatal Overdose

U.S. District Court in Hartford.
U.S. District Court in Hartford. Photo Credit: File

A Fairfield County drug dealer is going to spend several years in federal prison for distributing the heroin that led to the fatal overdose of a 37-year-old man.

Bridgeport resident Careem “C-Lows” Bentley was sentenced to a term of 36 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to distributing heroin last year.

The conviction came as part of a statewide initiative targeting drug dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl and opioids that cause overdoses.

On Nov. 23, 2016, members of the Monroe Police Department and paramedics were dispatched to a home in Monroe, where there was a report of a suspected drug overdose. At the scene, first responders found a 37-year-old man lying on the floor, unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to court documents and statements made in court, investigators seized the victim’s cell phone, multiple folds of heroin and other items. The investigation determined that the heroin was purchased from Bentley the day before the fatal overdose.

Bentley, 35, was arrested on April 26 last year. He pleaded guilty on Aug. 14 last year.

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