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Jun 10, 2016 8:26 AM

Man pleads guilty to distributing a drug resulting in Portsmouth death

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A Newmarket man has pleaded guilty to distributing a drug resulting in death.

Prosecutor say 31-year-old Benjamin Rogers worked at a restaurant in Portsmouth and gave drugs to co-worker Cassie Clermont in 2014. She was found dead the next day, with fentanyl and drug paraphernalia near her body.

The New Hampshire Medical Examiner found the 30-year-old Clermont died of acute fentanyl intoxication.

Rogers is scheduled to be sentenced on Sept. 19.

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