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Bridgeport Man Pleads Guilty To Distributing Heroin In Monroe Death

A Bridgeport man faces 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.
A Bridgeport man faces 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin. Photo Credit: File

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A Bridgeport man pleaded guilty Thursday to distributing heroin that led to a fatal overdose in Monroe last year, according to Deirdre M. Daly, U.S. Attorney for the district of Connecticut.

Daquone Johnson, 24, was arrested in June in connection with the May 9 overdose, Daly said. On that date, police and medical personnel responded to a home in Monroe after a 30-year-old woman was found unresponsive. Multiple doses of Narcan were administered to the victim, who did not respond. She was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Hospital staff located several folds on the woman's person that tested positive for heroin and fentanyl, and her cause of death was determined to be acute heroin and fentanyl toxicity, according to court documents.

Investigators interviewed witnesses and went through the victim's calls and text messages, and determined that she had ordered heroin from Johnson on the day of her death, according to Daly. Johnson was arrested on June 13 after an undercover officer purchased heroin from him, according to court documents.

Johnson pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin in New Haven federal court. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 22, at which point he faces a maximum term of 20 years in prison. He is released on a $125,000 bond pending sentencing.

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