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Woman accused of teen's overdose pleads guilty

Posted at 1:29 AM, Dec 10, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-10 03:29:47-05

A woman arrested in connection with the drug overdose death of a Colorado Springs teenager over the summer has pleaded guilty.

The Gazette reports 23-year-old Marjorie Dietrich struck a deal with prosecutors and pleaded guilty Wednesday to selling cocaine. She faces up to six years in prison when she is sentenced Feb. 10.

Megan Pacheco, who was a 17-year-old student at Sand Creek High School, died in July after taking MDMA, a party drug commonly known as Molly or ecstasy.

Dietrich was arrested after a sting operation meant to identify the source of the drugs that led to Pacheco's death. Investigators say a confidential informant bought cocaine from Dietrich on one occasion and ecstasy on another.

Ecstasy can affect the body's ability to regulate temperature, sometimes causing death.

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