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Mass. woman sentenced to 5 years for providing lethal dose of fentanyl

New Hampshire Union Leader

August 22. 2017 10:06PM
Leslie Aberle 

CONCORD — A Massachusetts woman was sentenced to five years in federal prison Tuesday for her role in providing a lethal dose of fentanyl to a Rochester teen in 2015.

Leslie Aberle, 33, of Salisbury, Mass., was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Concord after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl in connection with the death of Evangelique “Eve” Tarmey, 17.

According to court documents, on Oct. 16, 2015, Aberle drove Mark Ross to Lawrence, Mass., to get heroin. Ross obtained the drugs from a source in Lawrence while Aberle and Tarmey waited in Aberle’s car. After Ross acquired the drugs, the three returned to the Riviera Motel in Rochester.

Ross and Tarmey’s mother, Jazzmyn Rood, used a portion of the drugs and Ross also provided a portion to Tarmey. The following morning, Tarmey was found dead in the motel room. The New Hampshire Medical Examiner determined that Tarmey had died of acute fentanyl intoxication.

Ross was sentenced in October 2016 to 20 years to life for distributing a controlled drug to a person under the age of 21, death resulting, and Rood was sentenced last December to two years in federal prison.

Aberle will be on supervised release for three years after she serves her prison sentence.

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