Bristol man to serve four years in prison in Plainville fatal drug overdose case

Published on Friday, 26 August 2022 14:48


PLAINVILLE – A Bristol man will serve four years in prison in connection with a fatal overdose in a Plainville motel.

Marcus Mitchell, 40, of Woodard Drive in Bristol, faced sentencing on Thursday in New Britain Superior Court. His four-year prison term will be followed by five years of probation – during which time he will be exposed to an additional six years behind bars.

Mitchell previously pleaded guilty to charges of second-degree manslaughter and sale of a narcotic substance.

Those charges come after a 28-year-old man was found dead by a maid trying to clean the room on Nov. 8, 2019, at the Advance Motel, at 124 New Britain Ave., according to the arrest warrant in the case.  The victim had a rolled up $10 bill stuck to his forehead, which police suspect was used to snort fentanyl, the warrant said. A tray of suspected fentanyl was also nearby.

During the investigation, police found text messages between Mitchell and the victim that made multiple references to narcotics, according to the warrant. Investigators also saw a man on the motel’s video surveillance that they believe was Mitchell.

Police believe $140 worth of fentanyl was purchased from Mitchell days before the victim was found dead.

Justin Muszynski can be reached at 860-973-1809 or

Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol, Plainville on Friday, 26 August 2022 14:48. Updated: Friday, 26 August 2022 14:50.