On July 25, 2020, a local resident died of a narcotic overdose and Greenwich Police Detective Frederick Quezada was assigned to investigate.
This investigation led to the identification of the drug dealer who supplied the victim with the drugs. Before the court would consider charges on the dealer, Detective Quezada was asked to present the prosecutors with the case and how it could be prosecuted for a conviction.
Detective Quezada prepared a presentation detailing the methods used in the investigation. He drew upon his experience as a narcotics detective and the unique facts and circumstances of this case. An arrest warrant was applied for and signed for Manslaughter in the Second Degree.
On November 25, 2020, the drug dealer was apprehended in New York and waived extradition to Connecticut to face charges.
Not only was this a successful outcome, but the Stamford Superiors Court Assistant State’s Attorney has recommended to all Superior Courts that the methods and processes used by Detective Quezada and the Greenwich Police Narcotics Section be adopted as a model to prosecute drug dealers in overdose deaths.