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Wallingford man charged with drug trafficking, possession

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) - A Wallingford man is facing charges for allegedly possessing and trafficking drugs.

Officials say Timothy Estridge, 37, has been charged with several drug possession and trafficking allegations. This comes following the death of a 38-year-old Wallingford man on Dec. 16, 2017.

That night, emergency personnel responded to an anonymous 911 call and found the victim dead at the scene. Police say they located numerous drug-related items, including a plastic syringe, a glass dish with white powder residue, and a small baggy of approximately eight suspected oxycodone pills.

The State of Connecticut Medical Examiner later found a mix of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, alprazolam, amphetamine, and ethanol in the victim's system, which ultimately caused his death.

Officials say between July and December of 2017, Estridge possessed and distributed heroin and amphetamines. There are further allegations that he supplied the victim with narcotics shortly before the victim's death.

Estridge has been charged with two counts of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of heroin, and amphetamine.

He has been detained since his arrest on a federal criminal complaint on April 3, 2018.


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