Fairfield man sentenced to prison for role in Deep River overdose death


HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — A Hartford man will spend time behind bars for his role in an overdose death in Deep River.

37-year-old John Vibbert was sentenced on Tuesday to 12 months and one day of imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for distributing heroin and fentanyl involved in a man’s death.

According to court documents and statements made in court, on May 31, 2016, police and emergency personnel responded to a Deep River residence and found an unresponsive 35-year-old man. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.Related Content: Fairfield man pleads guilty to fatal distribution of heroin, fentanyl

Officials say the day before his death, the victim contacted Vibbert to purchase heroin. The transaction was then completed at a restaurant near Interstate 95 in Bridgeport.

Vibbert was arrested on a criminal complaint on March 27, 2017. On August 23, he pleaded guilty to one count of distribution of heroin and fentanyl.

Vibbert was released on a $50,000 bond and has been ordered to report to prison on April 30.

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