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Mom, 2 Others Arrested in Connection to 17-Year-Old's Death From Fentanyl Intoxication

Evangelique "Eve" Tarmey was found dead in the Riviera Motel Oct. 17

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    The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was found dead in a hotel room in October has been arrested in connection with the case, police in New Hampshire announced Thursday afternoon. (Published Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015)

    The mother of a Rochester, New Hampshire, teen found dead in a motel room in October is now behind bars, being charged in connection with her daughter's death.

    The woman's boyfriend and an acquaintance are also charged with having a hand in this young life cut far too short.

    Eve Tarmey, 17, was found dead on Oct. 17 inside a room at the Riviera Motel. Toxicology results reveal she overdosed on Fentanyl - a drug officials say is about 30 times more potent than heroin.

    "This epidemic really had no boundaries," said Police Chief Michael Allan at a news conference on Thursday.

    Allan announced the arrest of Tarmey's mother, 41-year-old Jazzmyn Rood who is facing several charges, including child endangerment and reckless conduct. Police say Rood's boyfriend, 41-year-old Mark Ross, lives at the motel room where Tarmey died.

    He's charged with five felonies, including one for distributing the fentanyl that police say killed the Spaulding High School senior.

    "I cannot relate this case to anything seen in my career in law enforcement," Chief Allan said. "It definitely makes this issue, this epidemic a much more serious conversation."

    Late Thursday afternoon police arrested a third suspect, 31-year-old Leslie Aberle of Salisbury, Massachusetts. She is also facing a felony charge for making that deadly dose of drugs available to the teen.

    Police wouldn't get into details about what happened inside that motel room in the moments before Tarmey's death, but promise to hold everyone accountable in this case.

    "The message here for parents is talk to your kids educate your kids, having conversations about how bad the problem really is, is so important.

    There have been eight overdose deaths in the city this year, this is the first one in which police have brought charges.

    Rood, Ross, and Aberle will be arraigned Friday morning.

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