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Area Man Arrested In Connection With Fairfield County Woman's Overdose Death

Dion Sanders
Dion Sanders Photo Credit: Shelton Police Department

A 22-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the overdose death of a Fairfield County woman.

Dion Sanders, of Derby, was arrested on Monday, Nov. 11, by Shelton Police for allegedly selling the drugs that resulted in the 25-year-old Shelton woman's Sept. 7 death, said Shelton Police Det. Richard Bango.

 An investigation by Shelton Detectives revealed that Sanders sold the victim the drugs earlier that day, Bango said.

 A joint investigation was launched into Sanders by the Shelton and Derby Police Departments. 

A search and seizure warrant regarding illegal drug sales was also served at Sanders home in Derby and additional arrests are expected.

Sanders was charged with sale of narcotics, possession of narcotics and reckless endangerment

He is being held on a $250,000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

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