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Drug Dealer Gets Stiff Sentence for Selling Fatal Overdose



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    Carlos Hunter of Lynn, Massachusetts, at his sentencing for involuntary manslaughter in the death of Joshua Miller.

    A Massachusetts man who sold a fatal dose of fentanyl to a father of two living in a sober house has been sentenced to up to 12 years in prison.

    Carlos Hunter, of Lynn, was sentenced Thursday, after being found guilty by a jury last week of involuntary manslaughter in the July 2015 overdose death of 37-year-old Joshua Miller in a Lynn sober house.

    Legal experts called the sentence unusually harsh.

    Miller was found unresponsive in a shower stall by his brother. He died at the hospital of acute heroin and fentanyl intoxication.

    Hunter's lawyer asked for a lighter sentence, saying his client did not know he was selling fentanyl and did not intend to kill anyone. Hunter is already serving time on a drug conviction.

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