Prison Time Follows Guilty Plea for NH Drug Dealer Who Sold Lethal Dose in 2016
A second person linked to a deadly opioid overdose pleaded guilty to charges in Carroll County Superior Court this week.
Andrew Garland, 22, of Effingham was sentenced to 22 to 24 years in prison for his role in the death of Joshua Fournier, 22, of Tuftonboro, in September of 2016.
Authorities say Garland, sold Melissa Ford, 28, the lethal dose of heroin/fentanyl after Fournier texted her regarding the purchase of heroin.
Fournier was found dead early in the morning on September 30.
An investigation followed, which included Garland selling more opioids to a confidential informant. A search warrant of Garland’s apartment on October 3, 2016, resulted in the discovery of approximately 66 grams of heroin/fentanyl.
Ford pleaded guilty to her own role in July 2017.
Three years of Garland’s minimum sentence was suspended, and he may earn an additional 1 1/2 years off of the minimum if he successfully completes a rehabilitation and family support program while incarcerated.
Garland was also sentenced to additional consecutive suspended prison sentences for other drug crimes.