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Woman pleads not guilty in fatal drug overdose

August 9, 2019

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont woman accused of selling heroin that led to a woman’s deadly overdose has pleaded not guilty.

Shannon Barry, of Tunbridge, was charged with a felony count of selling a regulated drug that resulted in death.

Barre City police responded to a call on June 24 where they found 29-year-old Heather Larocque unresponsive on a sofa. Officers administered two doses of the opioid antidote, naloxone, and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived, but Larocque was later pronounced dead.

An autopsy showed she died due to an overdose of heroin and fentanyl.

The Times Argus reports that if convicted, the 32-year-old Barry faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison. Barry is being held at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington on $15,000 bail.

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Information from: The Times Argus, http://www.timesargus.com/

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