Burlington County NJ Woman Gets Prison Time for Role in Drug-Related Death
A Burlington County woman has been formally sentenced to more than a decade in prison for her role in the 2017 death of a Pemberton woman.
It was a heroin deal gone wrong, and it would be the last for the 25-year-old victim. The dope the woman bought from Shannon McGuigan, also from Pemberton, was laced with fentanyl, Patch.com reports.
Back in May 2017, the victim was reportedly found dead in McGuigan's home, and investigator's determined her death occurred shortly after she bought and used the contaminated heroin from McGuigan.
At the end of her trial last month, McGuigan, 36, was found guilty and responsible for the victim's death. She was convicted on several charges, including first-degree drug-induced death and third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, according to Burlington County Prosecutor's Office.
Superior Court in Mount Holly handed McGuigan a 12 year sentence in a New Jersey state prison. She must serve 85 percent of the punishment before being allowed to apply for parole, according to Patch.com.
In a separate case involving McGuigan, after pleading guilty to to third-degree possession of cocaine, she'll reportedly serve four more years concurrently with the aforementioned 12 year sentence.