Washington Man Faces Manslaughter Charges After Victim Dies of Heroin Overdose

A Washington man faces manslaughter charges after a man was found dead from a heroin overdose, Connecticut State Police said.

Anthony Buonaiuto, 31, of Washington faces second degree manslaughter and sale of narcotics charges. Dana Baxter, 57, of Torrington is charged with sale of narcotics and conspiracy to sell narcotics.

Police launched an investigation in the untimely death of a 35-year-old Morris man who was found with several bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia on Sept. 19.

The investigation found that the victim was at Buonaiuto's house on Brinsmaid Road in Washington earlier in the day. A search warrant allowed police to seize several used bags of heroin and paraphernalia found at the home on Sept. 22. 

 The couple was arrested on Jan. 21 after Connecticut State Police determined Buonaiuto and Baxter allegedly sold the victim with heroin prior to his death.

Buonaiuto is being held on a $150,000 bond and Baxter on a $100,000 bond. It is not clear if either has an attorney.

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