DENVER – Alexis Nicole Wilkins, 28, of Colorado Springs, killed a high school student today for dispensing fentanyl, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Colorado announced. Sentenced to 20 years in prison for his death.

On December 3, 2021, a teenager at Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs overdosed in class, according to a plea agreement. Emergency crews attempted life-saving measures and took the teen to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. The El Paso County coroner determined the cause of death was “fentanyl intoxication.” Investigators spoke with two minor witnesses who were with the victim that morning in the school restroom. A teenage witness provided a statement that she and the victim used “Percocet” in the bathroom that morning. Investigators were able to trace where the teen got the pills through Facebook messages with the defendant, including a conversation that appeared to be arranging a sale of the pills at the Citadel mall in Colorado Springs the night before the victim’s death. One of the minor witnesses said she was introduced to the defendant in February 2021 by a Denver gang member and had been buying “percs” from the defendant. An eyewitness noted that the pills they purchased on December 2, 2021, looked different and were lighter in color than the ones they had received earlier. Other Facebook messages indicated that the defendant knew the pills she was selling were not made by pharmaceutical companies. On March 15, 2022, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Colorado Springs Police Department executed a federal search warrant on the defendant’s residence on West Portal Drive in Colorado Springs. Officials located and seized more than 100 blue pills marked “M” and “30” that contained fentanyl. Investigators believe some of the pills were packaged for distribution.

“Fentanyl continues to kill innocent victims in Colorado, including teenagers,” said U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan. “As we express our condolences to the victim, her family and her friends, I ask everyone in Colorado to be vigilant and share this message with others. Do not take unless the medicine is from a pharmacist. Any illegal drug They could all contain fentanyl, and if they did, it could kill you.”

“Alexis Wilkins sold poison to unsuspecting children in Colorado Springs. No amount of incarceration could regenerate her victims or undo the damage she inflicted; re-selling deadly drugs,” said FBI Denver Special Agent Mark Michalek. In stopping the distribution of illegal drugs and making our communities safer.”

Judge Christine M. Arguello entered sentence against the defendants on May 11, 2023. After serving the sentence, the accused will be served three years of supervised release.

The Denver Bureau of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Metro, Vice, Narcotics and Intelligence (MVNI) Unit, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office and the 4th Judicial District Attorney’s Office are involved in the investigation. The prosecution is being led by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Peter McNeilly and Alyssa Mance.

Case Number: 22-cr-101-CMA

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