Drug Treatment Centers Fined, Placed On Probation

A company that runs substance abuse treatment centers in New Haven and Bridgeport has been fined $10,000 and each facility has been placed on probation for two years after state health inspectors found various violations at the sites. New Era Rehabilitation Center Inc. faces the disciplinary action following unannounced inspections that took place in September and October of 2013, according to two state Department of Public Health consent orders signed earlier this month. The company was fined $5,000 for violations at its New Haven facility, 311 East St., and $5,000 for violations at its Bridgeport site, 3851 Main St. New Era Executive Director Dr. Ebenezer Kolade signed the consent orders but the company, which specializes in methadone maintenance, denies the allegations and admits no wrongdoing. A woman who answered the phone at New Era’s New Haven location Wednesday said the company had no comment before hanging up.