NH woman jailed for dealing drugs indicted for selling fatal dose to popular coach
PORTSMOUTH — A grand jury has indicted a woman currently behind bars for selling drugs that killed a local teacher.
Amy Matton, 38 of Portsmouth, was arrested in November of 2016 on charges of multiple sales of methadone, one of which is alleged to be the dose that killed Bryant Lausberg, a Rollinsford Grade School teacher and Somersworth/Coe-Brown coach on May 29 of that year.
Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agatti signed the grand jury indictment charging Matton with 3 counts of Acts Prohibited, Death Resulting for selling methadone to Lausberg.
She is also facing charges of possessing and intending to sell about 6 grams of cocaine, about 1 gram of morphine and a similar amount of amphetamine and dextroamphetamine.
Lausberg was found by police unresponsive May 29, 2016, in his Fifth Street home in Dover. He was later pronounced dead.
The Rollinsford Grade School posted a message to its parents and students on Facebook when Lausberg died.
"With a heavy heart, we say goodbye to an amazing PE Teacher that all kids adored," the post said. "Rest in peace Bryant Lausberg, you will be missed at RGS."
Lausberg graduated from Somersworth High School and coached the Somersworth/Coe-Brown cooperative ice hockey team and the Marshwood High School baseball team in South Berwick, Maine. He played baseball for Plymouth State University for three years.