Greenwich Police on Thursday reported that back in September they were summoned to a local hotel on a report of a deceased person.
Upon arrival at the hotel police found a deceased man in one of the hotel rooms. Initial on scene investigation led detectives to believe that the man died from a narcotics overdose.
Additional investigation by the CT Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that the death resulted from an overdose of fentanyl and heroin.
Investigators from the Narcotics section have identified a suspect who sold the narcotics leading to the man’s death, but have yet to release the person’s name.
Police obtained an arrest warrant charging Daniel T. Linfante 43, of 88-58 Cooper Ave, Apt PH, in Queens, New York. He was charged with Manslaughter 1st degree.
On Dec 13 an NYPD Fugitives Task police arrested Daniel T. Linfante 43, on the Connecticut arrest warrant and and for the new York charges. He is being held in New York pending court appearance and extradition to Connecticut.
The investigation has been one part of the collaborative efforts among the community to address the local and national crisis of opioids.
Greenwich Police are using a multi-pronged strategy to address the issue, which includes providing life-saving efforts in the field, connecting users to addiction services and arresting people manufacturing and distributing drugs and education.
Police did not release the name of the deceased man, nor the name of the hotel where he was discovered.
“I expect when he is extradited back to Connecticut, we’ll be able to talk more about it.