FARMINGTON — Judge Brent Davis sentenced a West Farmington woman Thursday to a fully suspended 18-month sentence for driving a friend twice to New Hampshire to get fentanyl to bring back to Franklin County.

Amy L. Levasseur, 32, will serve two years of probation.

Levasseur pleaded guilty to a felony charge of illegal importation of fentanyl in exchange for the state dismissing a charge of illegal importation. Her attorney Maurice Porter stood beside her at the podium in Franklin County Superior Court.

In a summary of state’s evidence, Deputy District Attorney James Andrews said Franklin County Detective Stephen Charles would testify that he responded to a Franklin County residence June 5, 2018, to a reported possible overdose of Christopher Tracy, 25, of Farmington.

He was quickly revived with Narcan, Andrews said. The person reporting the overdose told detectives that she believed Tracy had taken heroin and overdosed on it.

Charles and his brother, Detective Kenneth Charles, interviewed Tracy at a hospital emergency room. He told detectives that he was using heroin, but it was likely fentanyl, Andrews said.


Police seized Tracy’s backpack and cellphone. Levasseur told detectives that she had driven Tracy to New Hampshire and back on June 1 and June 3, according to an affidavit.

Testimony would also show that drug paraphernalia and nine mini Ziploc bags with white powder in them were found in the backpack and were taken to a state testing laboratory. One of the bags was chosen randomly for analysis, according to Charles’ affidavit, and was found to contain fentanyl. Levasseur also told the detectives that Tracy obtained drugs on both occasions, which she described as 10 grams of heroin on each occasion, according to Charles.

Text messages on a cellphone showed that she was a reluctant participant in driving Tracy to New Hampshire and was talked into doing it by Tracy, Andrews said.

Tracy pleaded guilty in October to a felony charge of illegal importation of scheduled drugs and a violation of release conditions in a separate case at Franklin County Superior Court. The recommended sentence was three years to the Department of Corrections with all but one year suspended and three years of probation.

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