Waterbury Man Faces Federal Heroin Distribution Charges


A Waterbury man faces federal charges in connection with the overdose death of a Monroe resident.

James Hayes, also known as “T.Y.,” 32, of Waterbury was charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, distribution of heroin and conspiracy to distribute heroin. According to the US Attorney’s office, investigators believe Hayes sold heroin to a 32-year-old Monroe woman who fatally overdosed on June 16.

Hayes was arrested on Monday and appeared in court Tuesday, where he was ordered detained.

His arrest is part of an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that can cause serious injury or death to users.

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, Monroe police department and Waterbury police department all contributed to this investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Robert Spector.

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