Cheshire man charged with supplying drugs in overdose death of Southington woman

Cheshire man charged with supplying drugs in overdose death of Southington woman

Record-Journal


CHESHIRE — A local man faces federal drug charges after he reportedly supplied a mixture of heroin and fentanyl that led to the overdose death of a Southington woman.

Thomas Halleran, 36, of Cheshire, was charged Wednesday with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin.

Southington police and members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency took Halleran into custody. They were assisted by New Britain police. Halleran appeared in Hartford federal court after his arrest and was ordered held pending a detention hearing Aug. 23.

His arrest came after a month long investigation, Southington Lt. Stephen Elliott said in a statement.

On July 25, authorities responded to a Southington residence and discovered an unresponsive 31-year-old woman on the floor, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement. The woman was pronounced dead, and authorities seized two folds of a suspected mixture of heroin and fentanyl, drug paraphernalia, and the woman’s cell phone.

Analysis of the cellphone revealed Halleran supplied the heroin and fentanyl to the woman prior to her death, the statement said.

Southington police said the department’s special investigations unit and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency investigated with assistance from the New Britain Police Department’s street crimes unit.

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