A local drug dealer has admitted to distributing the heroin that led to the death of a 25-year-old woman who overdosed in Stratford.
Talvin Hinton, 42, of Bridgeport, has pleaded guilty in Bridgeport federal court to one count of distributing heroin for his role in selling drugs that led to a fatal overdose.
On Sept. 23 last year, paramedics and members from the Stratford Police Department responded to a reported overdose of the 25-year-old at a local home. She was transported to a local hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Officers collected nine bags of suspected heroin and other evidence of drug use at the scene of the overdose, police said.
The State of Connecticut Medical Examiner would later determine that the victim’s cause of death was intoxication of a combination of heroin, fentanyl and other substances. The investigation into the overdose found that Hinton was the source of the drugs purchased by the victim before she died.
Further investigation led to four controlled purchases of heroin by police between January and March. He was arrested on March 20. Hinton remains released on a $25,000 bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 5 for sentencing, when he faces up to 20 years in prison.
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