BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Two Bridgeport brothers have been arrested in connection with the heroin overdose death of a Monroe man and a non-fatal heroin overdose in Bridgeport.
The two men, Erick Delgado, 39, and Anoris "Alex" Delgado, 28, were each charged with federal heroin distribution charges as part of an ongoing statewide effort targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users, said Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for Connecticut, and Michael J. Ferguson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England.
The Delgado's were arrested Tuesday, June 21, on federal criminal complaints charging each with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin, and conspiracy to distribute heroin. They were held without bond until a hearing on July 6.
According to court documents, Bridgeport Police and medical personnel responded to a location on Washington Avenue on April 25, where an overdose victim was revived with two doses of Narcan.
A friend of the victim told police that he and the victim purchased heroin from a person know as “Eric” in the area of Brooks Street and Ogden Street in Bridgeport. The victim later identified Erick Delgado as the person who had sold them the heroin, according to officials.
On the same evening in Monroe, police responded to a report of an unresponsive 48-year-old male. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. An interview with a friend of the victim revealed that the victim and his friend had also purchased heroin from Erick Delgado in the same area of Bridgeport, court documents revealed.
The two men were caught when a person working with law enforcement set up a buy from Erick Delgado in May, according to court documents. When officers arrived to make the deal, they were met by Anoris Delgado, who sold them 20 bags of heroin, officials said. The officers later purchased another 20 bags from Anoris Delgado, court documents said.
The matter was investigated by the DEA's New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, and the Monroe and Bridgeport Police Departments. The Task Force includes participants from the New Haven, Hamden, Greenwich, Shelton, Bristol, Vernon, Wilton, Milford, Monroe, Fairfield and Middlebury Police Departments, and the Connecticut State Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.
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