CHESHIRE — A local man has pleaded guilty to supplying a mixture of heroin and fentanyl to a Southington woman who died from an overdose.
Thomas Halleran, 36, of Cheshire, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin and/or fentanyl. He is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 21.
On July 25, 2017, police and emergency personnel responded to a Southington residence where they found an unresponsive 31-year-old woman, according to a U.S. Department of Justice statement. The woman was pronounced dead, and authorities seized five folds of suspected heroin and fentanyl, two empty folds, drug paraphernalia and the woman’s cell phone.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined the woman’s death was caused by a combination of fentanyl, acetyl fentanyl, methadone, alprazolam and alcohol.
Police determined Halleran had supplied a mixture of heroin and fentanyl to the woman for about six weeks, and delivered heroin and fentanyl to the woman at her residence on the night of July 24.
Halleran was charged in August 2017.