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21-Year-Old Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Heroin In Fatal Greenwich Overdose

Isaiah Hart, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y.,  pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hartford federal court on heroin charges in connection with a man's death in Greenwich in 2015.
Isaiah Hart, 21, of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty Tuesday in Hartford federal court on heroin charges in connection with a man's death in Greenwich in 2015. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A Brooklyn, N.Y., man faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to charges of dealing heroin that resulted in the death of a Greenwich man, according to U.S. Attorney for Connecticut Deirdre M. Daly.

Isaiah Hart, 21, was dealing drugs in Brooklyn and sold two bundles, or 20 bags, to the victim for $185 on Dec. 7, 2015, Daly said.

The following day, Greenwich police officers and emergency medical personnel responded to a local residence on the report of an unresponsive 26-year-old man who was later pronounced dead.

Within the home, officers found opened and unopened wax folds, or bags, with a green-colored label reading “Emerald City” stamped on them, she said.

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection’s Division of Scientific Services later analyzed the unopened bags and determined the powder contained heroin. According to the Connecticut Chief Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim’s death was caused by acute heroin toxicity.

Investigators also determined that the victim had contacted “Tony” to order heroin in response to a Craigslist advertisement for “dog food," Daly said.

Hart was arrested on a federal criminal complaint on April 14, 2016. He has related drug charges pending in Brooklyn stemming from selling heroin, in bags stamped “Emerald City,” to an undercover law enforcement officer on Dec. 8, 2015, Daly said.

Hart pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute, and to distribute, heroin before U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford. He is scheduled to be sentenced May 18. He is free on bond pending sentencing.

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