- Associated Press - Thursday, August 4, 2016

BALTIMORE (AP) - A woman has been sentenced to prison in the 2015 fatal heroin overdose of the teenage daughter of a retired Hagerstown police sergeant.

The Herald-Mail (http://bit.ly/2awxtgI ) reports that 25-year-old Erica L. Buffolino was given a nearly six-year sentence in a Baltimore federal court Tuesday in connection with the death of Brooke Simmers. Simmers was the daughter of retired Sgt. Kevin Simmers.

Court records show Buffolino pleaded guilty in January to criminal conspiracy to distribute heroin and distribution of heroin.

Authorities say Brooke Simmers was a recovering addict who had recently been released from jail when she went to a Hagerstown home in April 2015 and Buffolino gave her a fatal dose of heroin.

Simmers’ body was discovered in her car in a church parking lot the next day.

The two others indicted for their role in Simmers’ death have already received prison sentences.

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Information from: The Herald-Mail of Hagerstown, Md., http://www.herald-mail.com

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