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Connecticut Man Who Sold Heroin to Overdose Victim Sentenced

FEB 23 (HARTFORD, Conn.) – Michael J. Ferguson Special Agent-in-Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration for New England, and Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that Jevaughn Watson, 23, of Bridgeport, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert N. Chatigny in Hartford to 46 months of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for distributing heroin.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on August 18, 2016, Trumbull Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in Trumbull and found an unresponsive 25-year-old female on the floor of a bedroom. The victim was pronounced deceased shortly thereafter.  Investigators searched the victim’s pocketbook and found several empty wax folds and some wax folds that contained suspected heroin. Analysis of text messages contained on the victim’s cellphone revealed that the victim had ordered heroin from Watson several times over the course of approximately two months prior to the victim’s death. Watson has been detained since his arrest on September 7, 2016. On December 1, 2016, he pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin. 

This matter was investigated by the DEA’s Bridgeport Resident Office, the DEA’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad and the Trumbull and Monroe Police Departments, with the assistance of the Bridgeport Police Department.


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