Bridgeport man pleads guilty to distributing heroin involved in overdose

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — A Bridgeport man has pleaded guilty to charges stemming from his involvement in the overdose death of a Seymour man.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on July 9, 2017, officials responded to a home in Seymour following a report of a suspected drug overdose.

Officials say a 29-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The Connecticut Office of the Chief Medical Examiner stated that the victim’s death was caused by acute intoxication due to the effects of cocaine, etizolam, fentanyl, flubromazolam and heroin.

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Police say in August, 2017, investigators purchased 10 wax folds of heroin from 23-year-old Richard Estaba. Authorities determined the folds were marked with a brand stamp that was also located on some of the folds at the victim’s residence.

Estaba was arrested on Sept. 20, 2017. Officers say he was in possession of approximately 400 folds of heroin and $1,300 in cash at the time of his arrest.

Estaba is scheduled for sentencing on April 18, 2018.