U.S. District Court in Hartford. Photo Credit: File More Articles news Three From Bridgeport Charged In Drug Trafficking Ring Man Admits To Distributing Xanax Following Fatality CT Man Sentenced For Child Pornography Offense comment 0 Read / Add Comments A Fairfield County drug dealer is going to spend several years in federal prison for distributing the heroin that led to the fatal overdose of a 37-year-old man.
Bridgeport resident Careem C-Lows Bentley was sentenced to a term of 36 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release after he pleaded guilty to distributing heroin last year.
The conviction came as part of a statewide initiative targeting drug dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl and opioids that cause overdoses.
On Nov. 23, 2016, members of the Monroe Police Department and paramedics were dispatched to a home in Monroe, where there was a report of a suspected drug overdose. At the scene, first responders found a 37-year-old man lying on the floor, unresponsive. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to court documents and statements made in court, investigators seized the victims cell phone, multiple folds of heroin and other items. The investigation determined that the heroin was purchased from Bentley the day before the fatal overdose.
Connecticut – John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that CAREEM BENTLEY, also known as C-Lows, 35, of Bridgeport, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Alvin W. Thompson in Hartford to 36 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing heroin to an overdose victim.
This matter stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users.
According to court documents and statements made in court, on November 23, 2016, Monroe Police and emergency medical personnel responded to a residence in Monroe on a report of a suspected drug overdose.
At the scene, responders encountered an unresponsive 37-year-old male lying on the floor. The male was pronounced deceased. Investigators seized the victims cellphone, multiple folds of suspected heroin, and other items, and subsequently concluded that the victim purchased heroin from BENTLEY in the late evening of November 22, 2016.
BENTLEY was arrested on a criminal complaint on April 26, 2017. On August 14, 2017, he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin.
This matter was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administrations New Haven Task Force and the Monroe Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas P. Morabito.