Springs woman gets 30 years for selling fentanyl to teens

(DENVER) — The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced that Marlene McGuire of Colorado Springs was sentenced to 30 years in prison for her role in distributing fentanyl to three teenagers, resulting in the death of one.

According to the DOJ, McGuire sold four pills that contained fentanyl and para-flourofentanyl to the three teens near a fire station in the Security-Widefield area on Jan. 30, 2022. The next day, the father and stepmother of one of the teenagers, a 16-year-old boy, discovered his body in his bedroom. Police found drug paraphernalia near his body and two remaining blue pills in his dresser drawer. The autopsy revealed that he had died of an overdose, and the pills were tested and revealed to contain fentanyl.

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Both the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) identified McGuire and a co-defendant as the people who had sold the pills that had killed the boy, and confirmed that they had been selling controlled substances such as heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and blue pills since at least May 2020.

McGuire was found guilty by a federal jury in September of 2023 and was sentenced on Feb. 22, 2024. Her co-defendant and the mother of one of the teens, who also dealt Xanax to the teens, have already been sentenced. After serving her sentence in prison, McGuire will have six years of supervised release.

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