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Wife arrested following husband's suspected fentanyl overdose

Amy Conradson is charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance following her husband's death, the Greeley Police Department said.

GREELEY, Colo. — A 36-year-old woman was arrested in connection to her husband's suspected fentanyl overdose death, the Greeley Police Department (GPD) said.

Police said around 8 a.m. March 21, officers responded to a home in the 1500-block of 12th Avenue for a possible overdose after the woman, identified as Amy Conradson, found her 33-year-old husband unresponsive.

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Paramedics attempted lifesaving measures but were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead at 8:48 a.m., according to police.

The victim was identified as Kody Conradson, 33, of Greeley by the Weld County Coroner's Office. The cause and manner of death are pending an autopsy.

Police said the Weld County Drug Task Force was called to the scene, executed a search warrant and found:

  • 16 grams of blue M-30 counterfeit pills suspected of containing fentanyl (about 160 pills)
  • 0.6 grams of heroin
  • 8 white oxycodone prescription pills
  • 8 green Xanax tablets
  • $3,759 in cash
  • Loaded handgun
Credit: Greeley Police Department

According to the arrest affidavit, Conradson admitted to being a "blues" user, and said she chose them because "the profit margin is much better."

She also said that she knew the "blues" contained fentanyl, "and that she was disgusted with individuals selling such types of drugs," the affidavit reads.

After the search, Conradson was arrested, and officers discovered another bag with 2.4 grams of counterfeit blue M-30 pills in her possession, according to GPD.

The blue pills were not tested for fentanyl "due to officer safety concerns surrounding fentanyl," the affidavit says.

Conradson was booked into Weld County Jail and charged with unlawful distribution of a controlled substance.

Police also said she is being charged as a special offender because her home is about 500 to 670 feet away from Jefferson Junior High School.

Conradson is also charged with four counts of misdemeanor child abuse. Police said there were children present in the home.

Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact police at 970-251-5211.

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