Wallingford man pleads guilty to drug charge related to overdose death

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The US Attorney for the District of Connecticut announced Thursday that a Wallingford man pleaded guilty on Wednesday for possession of drugs and distribution. 

The investigation revealed that Timothy Estridge, 37, possessed and distributed heroin and amphetamines on multiple instances between July and December 2017. On December 1, it was revealed that Estridge filled a prescription for Adderall, which contains amphetamine, and gave the pills to the victim of a related overdose death later that month.

According to statements and court documents, Wallingford police and emergency medical professionals responded to a call reporting the death of a 38-year old man. The caller did not leave contact information and was not at the scene when responders arrived. 

Investigators pronounced the victim was dead at the scene and seized evidence of illicit drug use including oxycodone pills, a plastic syringe, and prescription pill bottles. 

The State of Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner determined the victim’s cause of death to be intoxication of a combination of heroin, fentanyl, oxycodone, alprazolam, amphetamine, and ethanol.

One of the empty pill bottles obtained on scene contained 30 10-milligram Adderall pills in Estridge’s name, ultimately relating him to the victim’s death. 

Estridge is scheduled to be sentenced in Hartford on January 9, 2019 and is facing a maximum prison term of 20 years.

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