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Man Sentenced For Distributing Heroin To Fairfield County Overdose Victim

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A drug dealer is behind bars for supplying heroin that led to an overdose in Fairfield County.

Waterbury resident Andre Reed, 26, has been sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin to a female Danbury overdose victim.

The arrest comes as part of a statewide initiative targeting drug dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl and opioids that cause overdoses.

Shortly after 11:30 p.m. on March 1, 2016, members of the Danbury Police Department were dispatched to a service station, where there was a report of a “woman in distress in a restroom.”

At the service station, police found the woman on her knees, with her face on the floor, taking deep, gasping breaths every 20 seconds. She was also holding a syringe.

John Durham, the United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, said that the woman was transported to a local hospital, where she was placed on life support. She has since recovered.

Reed was arrested on Dec. 21 last year. He pleaded guilty on April 4 to one count of distribution of heroin. He's been remanded into the custody of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

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