Thursday, October 13, 2016 (Issue #1)
by Brendan Dyer, Crime Editor
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Waterbury heroin dealer Ronald Weaver, 38, plead guilty today in Bridgeport federal court on a count of possession with intent to distribute. Weaver was arrested August 9 and sentencing is scheduled for December 28.
Court documents show that Weaver’s distribution led to an overdose on March 11 of a 30-year old Newtown woman. Newtown Police and medical personnel responded to the Newtown residence in March for a reported cardiac arrest, the victim died at the hospital.
The victim’s family handed over several wax folds of heroin, drug paraphernalia, and empty folds of heroin to law enforcement at the scene.
In an effort to target narcotics dealers, specifically heroin, and fentanyl, police made four controlled transactions of heroin from Weaver between June and August 2016.
The initiative began in August prompting from a press release from U.S. Attorney Deirdre M. Daly who said, “We are combating a tragic opioid epidemic that is plaguing Connecticut and much of the country.”
Weaver faces a maximum term of imprisonment of 20 years.