Woman sentenced in fatal fentanyl overdose in Lebanon

Staff report
Published: 12/13/2021 9:14:17 PM
Modified: 12/13/2021 9:13:42 PM

NORTH HAVERHILL — A 26-year-old woman has been sentenced to 5- to 15-years in New Hampshire State Prison for selling a controlled drug, fentanyl, that led to the death of a Lebanon man in August, authorities said on Monday.

Mina R. Fleming was sentenced on Friday in Grafton Superior Court, according to a news release from Grafton County Attorney Marcie Hornick.

Fleming also received a suspended 7- to 14-year sentence after being convicted of multiple counts of possession and attempted sale of controlled drugs, including methamphetamine, cocaine and fentanyl between July 23 and Aug. 6, the release said.

Fleming, who was living in Fairlee at the time, was arrested in August after Ephraim James Martin III was found dead on Aug. 6 in a tent in a wooded area in downtown Lebanon near Route 120.

Police said they found drug paraphernalia and several texts between Martin and Fleming arranging meetings so Martin could buy drugs in late July.

An autopsy found that Martin died of acute fentanyl intoxication, and Lebanon police determined that Fleming had sold him the fatal dose, the news release said.

Martin, 46, had worked as a cook at several Upper Valley restaurants.

Lebanon police in August said Fleming had been arrested four times in Massachusetts between May 12 and July 25 on heroin possession charges.

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