- Associated Press - Saturday, August 13, 2016

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A Connecticut man has been sentenced to prison for distributing heroin that led to three overdoses, including one that was fatal.

Connecticut U.S. Attorney Deirdre Daly says Derby resident Bradley Commerford was sentenced Friday in federal court in Hartford to 71 months behind bars followed by six years of probation. Commerford pleaded guilty May 6 to distribution of heroin to an individual under the age of 21.

Prosecutors say authorities connected the 20-year-old Commerford to two non-fatal heroin overdoses on Feb. 16 in Shelton and one fatal heroin overdose of a 23-year-old man that occurred Feb. 17 in Derby. The Shelton overdoses involved an 18-year-old and a 22-year-old.

Police say Commerford also sold heroin to a 16-year-old who did not overdose.

Commerford has been detained since his Feb. 18 arrest.

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