WALLINGFORD — A local man has pleaded guilty to distributing an amphetamine to a man who fatally overdosed in town last year.
Timothy Estridge, 37, pleaded guilty Wednesday in New Haven Federal Court to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of amphetamine. He is scheduled to be sentenced Jan. 9 and is currently detained.
On Dec. 16, emergency crews responded to a local home for a report of an untimely death. The victim, identified as a 38-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene, and authorities seized evidence of drug use, including eight suspected oxycodone pills and a glass dish with white residue, as well as a broken credit card, wax folds, a plastic syringe and prescription pill bottles, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
One of the pill bottles was empty and in Estridge’s name. A prescription for 30 10-milligram Adderall pills was filled for Estridge on Dec. 1, and police determined he distributed the pills, which contained amphetamine, to the man.
The man’s cause of death was determined to be a combination of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, alprazolam, amphetamine and ethanol, officials said.
The investigation also revealed Estridge possessed and distributed heroin and amphetamines on multiple occasions between July and December 2017.