Manchester Drug Dealer Gets 5-10 Years in Prison for Selling Killer Dose of Fentanyl
MANCHESTER — A woman who gave another person a deadly dose of fentanyl and then fled the state has been sentenced to a minimum of five years in prison.
On Monday, Heather Flattery, 31, of Manchester, pleaded guilty to one count of dispensing controlled drug-death resulting and one count of possession of a controlled drug, fentanyl, with intent to dispense.
Flattery sold fentanyl to a 29-year-old victim who died at 320 Donald St. in Manchester on Feb. 18, 2016.
The day after the death, members of the DEA-Manchester District Office used the victim’s cellphone to figure out who sold her the fentanyl.
On Feb. 22, undercover detectives arranged to buy a gram of heroin/fentanyl from the then-unknown dealer in Manchester. Flattery showed up at that meeting and police determined that she had been the one to answer the call. Investigators found a gram of heroin inside Flattery’s pocket, so they took her into custody and charged her with possession of a controlled drug (fentanyl).
Through interviews with Flattery and cellphone searches, police determined Flattery sold fentanyl to the victim on the day of her death. Flattery cooperated with the investigation and eventually admitted to selling the heroin/fentanyl to the dead woman. The Medical Examiner performed an autopsy on the victim and determined the death was consistent with an opiate overdose. Later, toxicology reports confirmed that the victim died from acute fentanyl poisoning.
After being indicted, Flattery did not appear for her initial hearing and was declared a fugitive in August 2016. She was found in Las Vegas, arrested on Dec. 19, 2016, by the Nye County, Nevada Sheriff's Office and extradited back to New Hampshire to face her charges.
On Monday she was sentenced to five to 10 years on each charge, to be served concurrent. She also received 232 days credit for pretrial confinement.