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Former Bethel Resident Sentenced For Selling Heroin In Danbury Overdose

A former Bethel resident was sentenced to time served for selling heroin in a non-fatal overdose in Danbury last year
A former Bethel resident was sentenced to time served for selling heroin in a non-fatal overdose in Danbury last year Photo Credit: File

BETHEL, Conn. -- A former Bethel resident was sentenced to time served and community service for selling heroin involved in a non-fatal overdose in Danbury last year.

Ryan Budd, 27, was sentenced Tuesday to time served and three years of supervised release, as well as 150 hours of community service, according to John H. Durham, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut. Budd lives in Branford, but lived in Bethel at the time of the overdose.

According to court documents, police responded to a service station just before midnight on March 1, 2016 on a report of a woman in medical distress in a restroom. When they arrived, officers saw the woman on her knees, with her face on the floor, taking a deep gasping breath every 20 seconds. She was also holding a syringe.

She was taken to the hospital and placed on life support. She has since recovered from the overdose, Durham said.

Officers at the service station collected various items as evidence, including another syringe, three folds of heroin, and two cell phones. It was determined that Budd had supplied the woman with the heroin, Durham said.

Budd was arrested on March 9, 2016, and has been released on a $100,000 bond since March 16, 2016. He pleaded guilty on July 7, 2016 to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin.

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