Two people were charged for heroin distribution after a 17-year-old girl died in Groton of an overdose last month, federal prosecutors said.
Adele Bouthillier, 42, of Groton, and Ramon Gomez, 40, of Uncasville, were both charged with possession with intent to distribute, distribution and conspiracy to distribute heroin, according to the the U.S. attorney's office said.
Police found the teen suffering from what appeared to be a drug overdose when they responded to a hotenl room in the town of Groton just after 2:30 a.m. on May 29, and she was later pronounced dead at Lawrence & Memorial Hospital, according to police.
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Gomez is accused of bringing the teen to the motel to engage in prostitution the night before and she spent the evening with Bouthillier, who bought heroin that she snorted, according to authorities.
When Bouthillier woke up, she found the victim was unresponsive with vomit coming out of her mouth, but she did not call 911 for four hours, prosecutors said.
Authorities gave the teen two doses of NARCAN, but the teen died at the hospital that morning.
Earlier this month, Gomez was charged with first-degree prostitution promotion in connection with the case and he has been in state custody on those charges.
Bothillier was arrested and brought into custody on Wednesday.