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Danbury man arrested for overdose death of City woman

A Danbury man has been arrested on drug related charges for the overdose death of a City woman in April.  The U.S. Attorney's office reports that 31-year old Jose Gregory Charon, also known as "Yoshi", was charged yesterday with possession with intent to distribute, and distribution of, heroin. 

 

Charon was ordered held and faces up to 20 years in prison.  There is an ongoing statewide initiative targeting narcotics dealers who distribute heroin, fentanyl or opioids that cause death or serious injury to users. 

 

Danbury Police responded to a report of an untimely death in April and it was determined that the victim died of a methadone and Xanax overdose.  At her home, police found three cellphones, a bottle of methadone and an empty glassine bag marked with a particular brand stamp. 

 

In May, Police made two controlled purchases of heroin from Charon. Several of the bags of heroin purchased on both occasions were marked with the same brand stamp that was on the empty bag found in the overdose victim’s residence.