STAMFORD, Conn. — A 65-year-old man was charged with manslaughter after police said he sold heroin to somebody who fatally overdosed on it, according to the Stamford Advocate.
James Pipicelli, 65, was taken into custody on Monday while appearing in court on drug charges, and was additionally charged with second-degree manslaughter and possession of narcotics, the Stamford Advocate reported. He had been in court to face charges of possession of a controlled substance and sale of certain illegal drugs, according to the Stamford Advocate.
The arrest stems from the July 15 overdose death of 28-year-old Daniel Peretz, according to the Stamford Advocate. Peretz was found dead in a Towne Street apartment, and an autopsy later showed that illicit drugs contributed to his death, according to the Stamford Advocate. An investigation led police to Pipicelli, who has a criminal history, according to the Stamford Advocate.
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