Derby Man Arrested in Connection to Multiple Heroin Overdoses: PD

A Derby man has been arrested after police launched an investigation into two sudden deaths caused from suspected heroin overdoses and two other medical emergencies related to heroin, police said.

Bradley Commerford, 20, of Derby, is accused of allegedly selling and delivering heroin to at least one of the fatal overdoses in Derby and two non-fatal overdoses in Shelton.  

A task force made up of the U.S. Attorney's Office, DEA New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, detectives from Derby, Shelton, Ansonia and Monroe Police Departments came together to find the source of the heroin connected to the overdoses. 

Police are warning the public about a sudden increase in overdoses and fatalities associated with the drug. 

The investigation is ongoing. 

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