DOVER - A Dover man is waking up today in a New Hampshire State Prison where he'll spend the next three to six years for his part in the 2019 New Year's Eve overdose death of a 28-year-old Rochester woman.
Andrew J Currier, 52, of 71 Pleasant View Circle, Dover, pleaded guilty on Thursday as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
He is the last of three who were charged in the overdose death of Amanda Elizabeth Morse
Court filings alleged that Currier "in concert with Donald Harriman and Tracy Roy, knowingly dispensed a quantity of (fentanyl) to Morse, who subsequently ingested said controlled drug resulting in her death."
Currier, the last to be sentenced, got a lighter sentence than the other two, in part because he had no criminal record, said Assistant County Attorney Joachim Barth on Thursday.
"We were prepared to go to trial, but Mr. Currier accepted responsibility," Barth said. "He had no criminal record, but we still want sentences to be a deterrent, and we reached our goal with this disposition."
Amanda Elizabeth Morse died at her Rochester home on Dec. 31, 2019. According to her obituary, she possessed an infectious laugh and quirky sense of humor. She leaves behind four children.
Dispensing drugs with death resulting can carry up to a life sentence.