Man Gets 20-Year Sentence in Fatal Heroin Overdose
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A man who sold heroin and cocaine to a University of Missouri student who died has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Hagi Scott pleaded guilty in January to a charge of distribution of heroin with death resulting. He was sentenced Thursday.
Scott sold the drugs to 22-year-old Ryland Peace Ort on Thanksgiving Day 2009. Investigators used Ort’s cell phone records to find Scott. Ort was a student the University of Missouri’s Columbia campus at the time of his death.
Just before selling the drugs to Ort, Scott had been released from a 15-year prison term for drug trafficking.
He apologized in court on Thursday and asked for forgiveness.
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