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Saratoga County family pushing for arrest and prosecution of dealer who sold their daughter the lethal dose

May 07, 2019 07:49 PM

QUEENSBURY - Sixteen months after losing her daughter, Angie Dean, to an overdose pain is almost too much for Judy Viger to bear.

"I'm just heartbroken," said Viger, as she visited her daughter's gravesite in Pine View Cemetery on Tuesday.

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"I want her back. I want Angie back," Viger said, through tears.

Angie Dean passed away in a Moreau motel room, in January 2018 just a couple days after getting out of rehab.

While grieving the sudden death of the person they call loving and fun, her family went to work. They immediately offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person who provided her with deadly fentanyl.

"We're going to fight and turn every stone," said Phil Viger, Angie's father.

Sixteen months after they buried their daughter, they may have gotten the break they've been waiting for.

Police arrested Michael Stockwell of Hudson Falls Friday night for allegedly possessing with intent to sell, just under 500 baggies of heroin.

"This isn't Schenectady or Albany or somewhere, you know, this is Hudson Falls in Washington County. Yeah, 500 bags of heroin is a lot of heroin in our area," said New York State Police Senior Investigator Robert Stampfli.

Angie Dean's family says Michael Stockwell was the last person to see her alive and they'd like to know if he and his girlfriend, who was also arrested Friday night, provided Angie with the drug that killed her.

"I'm not saying they did, they were the last ones to see Angie alive," said Phil Viger.

Police aren't talking about any connection yet, but Angie's family hopes and prays for that one day when they can address the person who sold their daughter the lethal dose.

"I want Angie back and I want him to feel how I feel. I'm so bitter," said Judy Viger. "I just cry and I just will never be the same. I feel an eye for an eye sometimes you know?"

If Stockwell is convicted of criminal possession of a controlled substance, he could be sentenced to up to 10 years in prison.

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Mark Mulholland

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