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Bristol man faces drug charges in connection with woman's overdose death

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

A Bristol man was arrested on Thursday for distributing heroin in connection with the death of a woman back in April.

Roger Tuscano, 47, was arrested as part of an ongoing statewide initiative that's targeting dealers of heroin, fentanyl or opioids, according to U.S. Connecticut District Attorney Deidre M. Daly.

Daly said on April 26, Southington police and emergency personnel responded to a home for a report of an unresponsive 54-year-old woman.

Police determined that she had overdosed.

First responders tried administering the anti-overdose drug naloxone, but it had minimal effect.

Daly said the woman died on April 28.

The medical examiner ruled that her death was caused by a combination of heroin and clonazepam.

Police seized drugs, including wax folds containing heroin, and other evidence.

Investigators said it appeared the woman bought the drugs from Tuscano at a gas station in New Britain.

Tuscano was charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin.

If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

Tuscano appeared before a judge in Hartford and was released on a $100,000 bond into a drug treatment program.

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