A 35-year-old Denver woman has pleaded guilty in federal court to distribution of heroin resulting in death.
Alicia Morelli entered the plea Tuesday before U.S. District Court Judge William J. Martinez. She was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal, according to a U.S. Attorney’s Office, District of Colorado, news release.
On June 19, 2019, police and emergency responders found a woman dead inside a Denver apartment, the release said. “A syringe, a spoon with liquid, and an amount of suspected heroin were located on the table next to where the woman was lying.”
The Denver Office of the Medical Examiner ruled that the woman died from “toxic effects of heroin.”
Investigators used information from the victim’s phone to contact Morelli, according to the release. Between June 25, 2019, and October 30, 2019, an undercover Denver police detective made five separate purchases of heroin from Morelli. After the last buy, Morelli was arrested.
Morelli has sold the victim the fatal dose of heroin on June 18, the release said. Sentencing is scheduled on April 14, 2021.
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