Arrest Made in 2021 Fentanyl Overdose Case
East Haven Police have made an arrest in a March 2021 fentanyl overdose which killed a 20-year-old woman.
Kvone West, 27, of Meriden was taken into custody by officers from the East Haven Police Department (EHPD) on Aug. 17. He was processed and charged with illegal sales of narcotics and conspiracy of illegal sales of narcotics. West was held on a $100,000 bond.
West’s arrest follows a nearly year-long investigation by the EHPD, with assistance from the FBI and DEA, into the overdose death of a 20-year-old East Haven woman.
On March 10, 2021, East Haven police and members of the East Haven Fire Department were dispatched to a Rabbit Rock Road residence on the report of a possible overdose. Upon arrival on the scene, responding personnel found the 20-year-old woman dead.
During the investigation, it was revealed that the victim obtained a lethal dose of fentanyl from West after reaching out to a mutual acquaintance who facilitated the transaction. The victim reportedly met up with West in Meriden to make the purchase before using the drugs at a private residence in North Haven. She was then transported back to her East Haven home where she later died.
The mutual acquaintance was arrested and charged with two counts of sales of narcotics in December 2021.
West is scheduled to appear at Meriden Superior Court on Aug.31.