Man Facing Charges In Connection With Fatal Heroin Overdose

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man is facing charges after authorities say he distributed heroin that led to an overdose death.

U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly announced Wednesday that 32-year-old James Hayes, of Waterbury, was arrested earlier this week. He’s charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Authorities say police responded to a home in Monroe on June 16 for a reported overdose. Officers found a 32-year-old woman unresponsive on her bedroom floor. She was later pronounced dead.

Investigators say Hayes distributed the heroin the victim consumed shortly before her death.

Hayes was arrested Aug. 22. He appeared Tuesday in federal court in New Haven and was ordered held.

It’s unclear if Hayes has a lawyer who could comment.

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  1. Was the person b,ack? Judges are more likely to give blackand hispanics harsher senences.

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