A Waterbury man has been sentenced to more than a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to heroin distribution in the death of another man last year.
Teddy Lopez Jr., also known as "Chico" and "Junior," pleaded guilty in November and was sentenced on Wednesday to 15 months in prison followed by five year of supervised release.
Lopez was charged as part of an investigation into the death of a 23-year-old man, who was found unresponsive on the Hartford Turnpike in North Haven in May 2016.
The man's family gave law enforcement officials a wax fold of heroin that authorities say he probably bought from Lopez the day he died.
Authorities later found 150 bags of heroin and drug paraphernalia in Lopez's home.