Woman Pleads In OD Death

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) – A Connecticut woman has pleaded guilty to her role in the overdose death of a 17-year-old girl in a motel room.

The U.S Attorney’s office says 43-year-old Adele Bouthillier, of Groton, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a minor and heroin distribution charges in connection with the teen’s death.

Police say the girl was found unresponsive of a suspected heroin overdose at a Groton motel on May 29. She was taken to the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Authorities say Ramon Gomez had brought the victim to the motel to prostitute her.

They say Bouthillier gave the victim heroin that had been purchased from Gomez.

Gomez pleaded guilty in November and awaits sentencing.

Bouthillier is scheduled to be sentenced June 22.

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