Hamden man gets prison in connection with OD that left man in ‘vegetative state’
HAMDEN — A 33-year-old town man was sentenced to 11/2 years in prison Monday for his role in drug dealing and money laundering, federal authorities said in a release.
Wayne Bradbury also must serve six years of supervised release following his time in prison, according to the release by the office of Connecticut U.S. Attorney John H. Durham.
The case “stems from an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users,” the release said.
According to the release, and based on court documents and statements made in court, a 22-year-old male purchased 30 40-milligram oxycodone pills from Tahir Farid in exchange for $900 on Jan. 3, 2016. Two days later “after consuming some of those pills, as well as other substances, the victim was found unresponsive at a friend’s residence in Weston,” the release said.
The victim “remains in a coma with no brain activity and, according to medical personnel, is in a ‘persistent vegetative state,’” the release said.
The investigation also revealed that Bradbury supplied oxycodone pills and marijuana to Ryan Looney, 19, who sold the oxycodone to Farid, who then distributed a portion of them to the 22-year-old victim, the release said.
Bradbury pleaded guilty to one count of distributing oxycodone and marijuana to an individual under 21 years of age, and one count of money laundering on July 18, 2017, the release said.
Before he reports to federal prison Bradbury must completes a state sentence for unrelated firearm offenses, the release said.
Farid and Looney, both of Hamden, had each previously pleaded guilty to one count of possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, oxycodone. Farid was sentenced to six months in prison on Nov. 30, 2016 and Looney awaits sentencing.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s New Haven Tactical Diversion Squad, U.S. Marshals Service, Weston Police Department and Monroe Police Department, the release said.