Feds: Bridgeport man pleads guilty to drug charge related to OD death

November 16, 2018

BRIDGEPORT — A city man pleaded guilty Friday to a federal drug charge in connection with an overdose death in Stratford last September, the Department of Justice said.

Talvin Hinton, 42, of Bridgeport, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.

Court documents indicated that on Sept. 23, 2017, Stratford police and emergency medical personnel responded to a Stratford home for a suspected overdose of a 25-year-old woman. The victim was transported to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

At the scene of the woman’s overdose, investigators collected nine bags of suspected heroin and other evidence of drug use, the DOJ said.

Connecticut’s chief medical examiner found the victim’s cause of death to be intoxication of a heroin, fentanyl and other substances.

The investigation revealed that Hinton was the source of the narcotics purchased by the 25-year-old shortly before her overdose, the DOJ said. So between January and March, investigators made four controlled purchases of heroin from Hinton and he was arrest on March 20.

Hinton was released on a $25,000 bail. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 5, 2019. At that time he faces a maximum of 20 years in prison.

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