- Associated Press - Thursday, July 13, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The third of three people charged in connection with the fentanyl overdose death of a 17-year-old New Hampshire girl in 2015 has pleaded guilty to a drug conspiracy charge.

In a plea agreement, 32-year-old Leslie Aberle, of Salisbury, Massachusetts, pleaded guilty Thursday to conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl in the case of Evangelique “Eve” Tarmey. It suggests a five-year prison sentence; Aberle is scheduled for sentencing Aug. 22.

The agreement superseded one last year in which Aberle agreed to plead guilty to distributing a controlled substance to a person under the age of 21 with death resulting. That would have called for at least a 20-year sentence.

Tarmey’s mother and her mother’s boyfriend are serving prison terms.

Prosecutors said Aberle drove them to Massachusetts to buy heroin, which later was found to be fentanyl.

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