fentanyl

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November 27, 2019 - 1:51 pm
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - A former Connecticut nurse has avoided prison for her role in a scheme to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray in exchange for kickbacks. Federal prosecutors say 46-year-old Heather Alfonso was sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and ordered to pay $2.5...
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July 30, 2019 - 2:41 pm
CHESHIRE, Conn. (AP) - Authorities say six staff members at a Connecticut prison have been taken to hospitals after possible exposure to the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The Department of Correction says Cheshire Correctional Institution has been locked down as authorities investigate. An ambulance...
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June 12, 2019 - 12:26 pm
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man who supplied the opioids that authorities say led to two overdose deaths has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Federal prosecutors say 51-year-old Alex Borrero, of New Haven, was also sentenced Tuesday to six years of probation. Borrero pleaded...
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June 06, 2019 - 2:41 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Police in Hartford say they have seized more than 500 bags of heroin and other drugs in a part of the city that has seen a number of fatal overdoses in recent days. The Courant reports that the drugs were confiscated on Wednesday from an apartment by narcotic detectives...
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March 23, 2019 - 11:57 am
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Cheshire man has been sentenced toprison for distributing narcotics to a woman in Southington who died from an overdose. Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham says 37-year-old Thomas Halleran was sentenced Friday to 30 months in prison, followed by six years...
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March 01, 2019 - 11:04 am
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's chief medical examiner says the startling increase in fatal fentanyl-related overdoses continued in the state during 2018, while total accidental overdose deaths decreased slightly. Dr. James Gill released last year's accidental overdose data Friday. He says...
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