Waterbury man who sold heroin to overdose victim sentenced

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Waterbury man accused of selling heroin that lead to the overdose death of a 22-year-old in Woodbridge last November has been sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Alfred V. Covello in Hartford to three years in federal prison.

According to Deirdre M. Daly, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Reginald Miles Jr, a 26-year-old also known as ‘Rocky’, was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to Daly, court documents and statements made in court showed that Miles distributed heroin to the 22-year-old, who later died a short time later at a residence in Woodbridge. An investigation revealed that shortly before the victim’s overdose, the victim and two other individuals purchased heroin from Miles in Waterbury.

According to the State of Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner, the victim’s death was determined to be acute intoxication due to the combined effects of heroin and Alprazolam, a generic form of Xanax.

Miles has been detained since his arrest on Jan. 22, 2016.  On May 19, he plead guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.