Laconia man sentenced to 8-16 years in prison

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LACONIA — A 34-year-old Laconia, New Hampshire, resident is being sent to prison for delivering a lethal dose of fentanyl to a man back in 2021.

According to court records, Marc E. Brouillard admitted to police that he left the drugs under a shovel on May 28, 2021, where Benjamin Paonessa, 33, had placed $160 as payment.

Paonessa was later found unresponsive by his then-girlfriend at their Whipple Avenue residence.

His death was determined to be due to acute fentanyl intoxication.

Brouillard was recently sentenced to serve 8 to 16 years in prison in connection to the overdose death.

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