Man pleads guilty in overdose death of mother of 3 in Maryland – NBC4 Washington

A man has pleaded guilty to selling the fentanyl and heroin mix that killed a Gaithersburg, Maryland, mother of three in August 2020.

The 34-year-old victim had been sober for about a year when anxiety hit her, her mother said.

Court documents showed a text conversation between the victim and Enitan Agbi as she drove into the parking lot of a Gaithersburg motel to buy drugs for him. Agbi told her to relax and she replied, “I can’t.” She added, “I’m sick.”

Her mother said she would rather remember her daughter – her only child – as more than her addiction, saying she was a cheerful person who loved playing with her children.

She was in court when the man accused of selling the heroin and fentanyl mixture that killed her daughter pleaded guilty.

“I think it was healing for me to see this person brought to justice,” she said.

She said the death also cost her a 10-year-old grandson, whom she had raised at home since he was a boy but who has now gone to live with his father.

“I was granted de facto parenthood, which means I now have court-ordered visitation with my grandson,” she said.

She keeps a memory garden containing a stone with her daughter’s name outside her townhouse.

She’s grateful to have had contact with her two youngest grandchildren, who are being raised by their fathers’ families, but she’s angry at everything the opioid epidemic has taken from her, as well as to so many others.

“I actually found a note when I was cleaning things up,” she said. “She had written a note that I had never heard of that said, ‘If anything ever happens to me, if I die, I want my mom to raise my son.'”

Agbi faces a lengthy prison sentence when sentenced in September.