Berlin resident facing charges in connection with overdose death

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WILLIAMSTOWN — A 38-year-old man from Berlin is facing charges following an investigation into an overdose back in September.

The investigation began following the untimely death of Jason Perusse, 40, of Williamstown.

According to the report, it was found that Perusses’ death came as the result of an overdose of Fentanyl.

Police say evidence obtained from the scene, along with evidence previously gathered by other agencies, were analyzed to determine that Joseph Lupien sold fentanyl to Perusse on
September 11.

Lupien was arrested on unrelated charges on September 23 by the Massachusetts State Police and is currently incarcerated in Massachusetts for trafficking in cocaine, possession of heroin, and conspiracy to violate drug laws.

A warrant for Lupien’s arrest was issued and he will be arraigned when he is returned to the state, police say.