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Bridgeport Man, 23, Admits Selling Heroin For Months To Overdose Victim

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BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A 23-year-old Bridgeport man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to selling heroin for months to a Milford man who died of an overdose, prosecutors said.

On Oct. 27, police and emergency medical personnel found a 37-year-old male found slumped over in the downstairs living area of a Milford home, prosecutors said.

They attempted lifesaving measures and administered two doses of the opiate antidote Narcan, which had no effect, and the man was pronounced dead.

Officers searched the area and seized four empty baggies and one full baggy that contained suspected heroin. All of the bags had the same brand stamp.

Officers also seized the victim’s iPhone. Analysis of text messages found that the victim had ordered heroin from Darryck Norris earlier that day, prosecutors said.

Witness interviews and further cellphone analysis revealed that the victim had purchased heroin from Norris for several months.

On Nov. 1, members of the DEA and Milford Police Department conducted a controlled purchase of heroin from Norris in Bridgeport. The heroin bags purchased were stamped with the same stamp found on the bags seized from the overdose victim’s home.

Norris was arrested on federal charges Nov. 3.

He waived his right to be indicted and pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of distribution of heroin.

Sentencing has not been scheduled. Norris was released on $50,000 bond.

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