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Man Admits To Drug Charge Related To Heroin OD Death

U.S. District Court in New Haven.
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A 63-year-old Connecticut man has admitted to distributing heroin that led to a fatal overdose.

New Haven resident Curtis "Kirk" Draughn pleaded guilty in court to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin, for his role in the overdose death of a 33-year-old man.

According to police, following the fatal overdose in December 2016, investigators determined that the victim had called “Kirk” prior to his overdose. In May last year, investigators contacted “Kirk,” who was identified to be Draughn, asking about purchasing heroin. In May, June and August last year, investigators made three controlled purchases of heroin from Draughn.

Draughn was arrested on Oct. 25 last year and he was later indicted by a federal grand jury on an indictment charging him with the three heroin sales. He remains released on $100,000 bond, pending his sentencing, which has not been scheduled. The guilty plea "stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users."

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