West Haven woman sentenced for selling heroin involved in an overdose death


WEST HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — One West Haven woman was sentenced on October 7 for distributing heroin that was involved in an overdose death in January 2015.

23-year-old Alyssa Jelliffe along with Christopher Fogler sold a man $170 worth of heroin to a man that overdosed in Milford.

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According to court documents and statements made in court on January 12, 2015, a 39-year-old male died from an apparent heroin overdose at which led to an investigation. The investigation included an analysis of text messages that were on the deceased male’s phone which revealed Jelliffe and Fogler had sold him the heroin.

A court authorized search was enabled at the residence of Jelliffe and Fogler where approximately 10 bags of heroin and assorted drug paraphernalia, a digital scale, razor blades and cut straws were found.

Both Jelliffe and Fogler plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and were sentenced to 12 months and one day of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.


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