Bristol man pleads guilty to selling heroin to Southington woman who fatally overdosed

Bristol man pleads guilty to selling heroin to Southington woman who fatally overdosed



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A Bristol man has pleaded guilty to selling heroin to a Southington woman who fatally overdosed last year.

Roger Tuscano, 48, of Bristol, pleaded guilty in New Haven Federal Court Tuesday to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 18.

On April 26, 2017,  a 54-year-old Southington woman suffered an overdose, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement. First responders attempted to resuscitate the woman, who was taken to a hospital. She died on April 28. Police seized four wax folds of heroin from the scene.

Further investigation determined her death was caused by a combination of heroin and clonazepam, the statement said. Clonazepam is a sedative that can have dangerous side effects when it is mixed with other drugs.

Authorities also determined Tuscano sold heroin to the woman at a gas station in New Britain on the morning of April 26.

Tuscano was arrested in October.

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