A heroin distributor was sentenced 13 months in federal prison Thursday for distributing fentanyl-laced heroin that led to overdose last April. The heroin distributor, Erick Delgado, 39, is also sentenced to three years of supervised release in federal court in Bridgeport by U.S. District Judge Victor A. Bolden. Bridgeport Police and medical personnel responded to a Washington Avenue location on a report of a possible drug overdose last April. The victim was revived two times, then was rushed to the hospital.
A friend of the overdose victim told investigators that they bought heroin from a certain person he knew as Eric in the area of Brooks Street in Bridgeport. The victim subsequently identified Delgado as the source of the heroin. Evening of April 25,2016, Monroe Police and emergency medical team responded to report of an unresponsive 48-year-old male in Monroe home. The victim was declared dead on the scene.
One of the acquaintance of the victim revealed that, on April 25, the victim had purchased heroin from Erick Delgado. The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner subsequently determined the victim’s cause of death to be acute fentanyl intoxication. On May 3, an undercover agent arrange a meet up with Delgado to buy heroin. However, when the undercover agent arrived at the area of Brooks Street and Ogden Street, it was Delgado’s brother, Anoris Delgado, who brought them the 20 bags of heroin. The undercover agent bought another 20 bags of heroin on May 20.
According to the Daily Voice, Delgado has been detained since his arrest in June 21. On October 27, he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin. On October 25, Anoris Delgado pleaded guilty to the same charge. According to the Hartford Courant, Anoris Delgado still awaits sentencing. The case connects from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute fentanyl, heroin or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.