Drug Trafficking

Man Gets 5 Years For Fentanyl Distribution In Fatal Overdose Of East Haddam Teen

A Hartford man was sentenced to five years in prison on Wednesday, followed by three years of supervised release, for selling fentanyl involved in the fatal overdose of an East Haddam 18-year-old, the U.S. attorney’s office said.

Hector Raul Cintron, 23, was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim’s family for his funeral expenses. Cintron plead guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin in June.

According to court documents and statements made in court, the 18-year-old man was found dead in an East Haddam home in March 2016. An investigation revealed that the man had purchased heroin from Kerry Scanlan, of Avon, who had bought...