Report by Paula Antolini
February 17, 2017 7:27PM EDT
Newtown Police: Waterbury Man Sentenced to More Than 4 Years in Federal Prison for Distributing Heroin
This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.
Message from Newtown Police today:
On March 11, 2016, Newtown Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in Newtown on the report of a 30-year-old female who was in cardiac arrest. The victim was transported to the hospital where she subsequently died. Medical records and witness interviews revealed that the victim had a history of substance abuse, and the family of the victim turned over to law enforcement several wax folds of heroin, several empty folds and other drug paraphernalia.
The investigation revealed that the victim purchased heroin and other drugs from at least two sources in the days leading up to her death. One of the sources worked as a “runner” who conducted drug transactions for WEAVER.
Between June and August 2016, law enforcement made four controlled purchases of heroin from WEAVER.
WEAVER was arrested on August 9, 2016. On October 5, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.
This matter was investigated by the DEA’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and the Newtown, Waterbury and Torrington Police Departments. The Task Force includes members from the New Haven, Hamden, Greenwich, Shelton, Bristol, Vernon, Wilton, Milford, Monroe, Fairfield and Manchester Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police.