Bristol man arrested on federal drug charges in Southington overdose death

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (WTNH)– A Bristol man was arrested by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency on Wednesday for the April overdose death of a Southington woman.

Southington Police say their department’s Special Investigations Unit and the D.E.A. took 47-year-old Roger Tuscano into custody after a five month investigation into an apparent drug overdose of a woman in Southington back in April of this year.

Police say the victim was found unresponsive inside a house, along with packaged heroin and drug paraphernalia. Detectives were then able to determine that the cause of death was a heroin overdose.

An investigation later revealed that Tuscano allegedly supplied the heroin to the victim shortly before her death.

The D.E.A. was able to secure an arrest warrant for Tuscano on federal drug charges. He was charged with Distribution of a Mixture and Substance containing a Detectable amount of Heroin.

Tuscano was released on a $100,000 bond into an inpatient drug treatment program.

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