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Colorado Springs Woman Sentenced to 10 Years in Federal Prison for Dealing Xanax to Her 16-Year-Old Son

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

DENVER – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado announces that Maria Davis-Conchie, age 49, of Colorado Springs, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for distributing alprazolam (Xanax) to her 16-year-old son and his friends.

According to the plea agreement, on a regular basis over the course of at least one year leading up to January 30, 2022, Davis-Conchie illegally distributed controlled substances to her teenage son and his teenage friends. Davis-Conchie repeatedly sold the kids alprazolam (Xanax), a Schedule IV controlled substance. Davis-Conchie provided her son and his friends with Xanax for $5 to $10 per pill and gave them cautionary instructions to not use too many of the pills at one time. For a period of time, Davis-Conchie’s son and one of his friends used Xanax every weekend, although some of the Xanax was from people other than Davis-Conchie.

The plea agreement explains Davis-Conchie assumed her son would do drugs no matter what, so she decided to sell him and his friends drugs she felt were “safe.” In addition to Xanax, Davis-Conchie also provided the boys with marijuana, marijuana concentrate, and acid (LSD). Around December 31, 2021, Davis-Conchie purchased Xanax bars and LSD for her son and his friends. Davis-Conchie acquired these drugs and gave them to the boys because her son and his friends wanted to try something different on New Years Eve, and Davis-Conchie believed psychedelic drugs like LSD were “safe.” Davis-Conchie claims she bought those drugs from co-defendant Marlene McGuire at a fire station near McGuire’s residence and she brought her son and two of his friends with her. 

Evidence considered at sentencing also established that Davis-Conchie introduced her son to co-defendants Douglas Floyd and Marlene McGuire, so he could buy fentanyl pills from them. Floyd pleaded guilty to a conspiracy to distribute fentanyl and para-fluorofentanyl which resulted in the death of Davis-Conchie’s son and was sentenced to 157 months in federal prison on November 21, 2023. A federal jury convicted McGuire of distributing fentanyl and para-fluorofentanyl which resulted in the death of Davis-Conchie’s son and several other charges on September 22, 2023. McGuire’s sentencing is scheduled for January 19, 2024.

“This case brings into stark relief the nightmare that is occurring daily in America,” said U.S. Attorney Cole Finegan.  “Catastrophic decision-making paired with a deadly poisonous drug killed a child and destroyed a family.”

“Fentanyl continues to kill members of our communities at an alarming rate. This case is almost beyond belief: A mother provided drugs to her son and then introduced him to the dealers that supplied him with fentanyl, resulting in his death,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Mark Michalek. “This woman’s son is gone because of the chain of events she started, and this sentence is a consequence of her actions. We cannot ignore the devastation this drug continues to bring to countless lives here in Colorado and across the nation."

United States District Court Judge Regina M. Rodriguez sentenced Davis-Conchie on November 29, 2023.

The FBI and the Colorado Springs Police Department conducted the investigation. Assistant United States Attorneys Peter McNeilly and Alyssa Christine Mance handled the prosecution of the case. 

Case Number:  22-cr-00080-RMR

Updated November 30, 2023