FARMINGTON — A 48-year-old Maine woman is going to prison for two years for furnishing a fatal dose of methadone to her daughter.

Valerie Webb of Wilton sobbed Tuesday during her sentencing hearing in Franklin County Superior Court in Farmington.

The Sun Journal of Lewiston reported that Webb pleaded guilty in June to giving some of her methadone pills to her 23-year-old daughter, Alysha Webb, in May 2010. The daughter was found dead the next day in her mobile home.

Defense attorney Christopher Berryment said Webb initially declined her daughter’s repeated requests for methadone to relieve her pain, but eventually relented.

Justice Michaela Murphy also ordered Webb to undergo substance abuse counseling when she leaves prison. Murphy said it was clear that Webb was taking large amounts of prescription drugs.


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