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Stratford Drug Dealer Gets Prison For Selling Heroin In Woman's Fatal OD

A 22-year-old Stratford woman died of an overdose of heroin sold by Raymond J. Gordon of Stratford.
A 22-year-old Stratford woman died of an overdose of heroin sold by Raymond J. Gordon of Stratford. Photo Credit: Contributed

STRATFORD, Conn. — A 30-year-old Stratford man who goes by the nickname X-Ray will serve two-and-a-half-years behind bars for his role in the overdose death of a 22-year-old woman, prosecutors said Wednesday. 

U.S. District Judge Stefan R. Underhill in Bridgeport sentenced Raymond J. Gordon to 30 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing heroin involved in an overdose death last year, prosecutors said.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on Dec. 10, 2016, Stratford Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a Stratford residence after receiving a report of an unresponsive 22-year-old woman. 

The woman, who was in her bedroom, was pronounced deceased. 

Responding officers collected wax folds containing suspected heroin, a hypodermic needle and other drug paraphernalia from the bedroom. Investigators also seized the victim’s cellphone. 

The investigation revealed that the victim purchased heroin from Gordeon shortly before she died.

He has been detained since his arrest on May 16. On Aug. 29, he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.

This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Bridgeport High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force and the Stratford Police Department. The task force includes personnel from the Bridgeport, Milford, Norwalk, Stamford and Stratford Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.

It was part an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.

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