- Associated Press - Monday, May 23, 2016

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Nashua man has been charged with selling fentanyl to a woman who later died of an overdose.

The attorney general’s office said Monday that 27-year-old Kevin Manchester faces six felony charges, one alleging that he possessed the powerful opioid and five alleging that he sold it. One of the five charges relating to drug sales is known as “acts prohibited, death resulting,” which carries a possible sentence of life in prison. Prosecutors say Manchester sold fentanyl to Michelle MacLeod, who died Jan. 22.

Drug deaths in New Hampshire topped 400 last year, with more than half resulting from people taking fentanyl, which is at least 40 times as powerful as heroin.

It wasn’t known Monday whether Manchester has an attorney. He is due in court Thursday.



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