NH woman gets up to 24-years in prison for distributing fatal dose of fentanyl
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DOVER — A Rochester woman who traveled to Lawrence, Massachusetts, to get the fentanyl which killed 30-year-old Brandon Laurion last fall will spend years behind bars after pleading guilty to her involvement in his death.
Amber Nicholson, 34, pleaded guilty Tuesday morning at Strafford County Superior Court. During the sentencing hearing, her attorney said she became addicted to fentanyl by licking pain patches.
Nicholson was sentenced to 12 to 24 years in prison for distributing drugs with death resulting. She will be eligible for parole in six years.
Nicholson will also serve time for possession of drugs and was sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison, which will run concurrently with time served for drug distribution.
Robert Brochu, 33 of Berwick, Maine, is also charged for his involvement in Laurion's death. Brochu's trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 3 in Dover.