- Associated Press - Thursday, June 9, 2016

GROTON, Conn. (AP) - Two Connecticut residents have been charged in connection with the May overdose death of a 17-year-old girl.

The U.S. Attorney’s office announced Wednesday that 40-year-old Ramon Gomez, of Uncasville, and 42-year-old Adele Bouthillier, of Groton, face charges including conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Police say Olivia Roark was found unresponsive of a suspected heroin overdose at a Groton hotel on May 29. She was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Authorities allege Bouthillier gave the victim heroin that had been purchased from Gomez.

Gomez also faces a prostitution charge for allegedly bringing Roark to the hotel to prostitute her.

It wasn’t immediately known if Gomez or Bouthillier have attorneys who can comment on the charges.

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