Chicago man sentenced to life for fatal Sioux Falls overdose

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Chicago man accused of dealing the heroin laced with fentanyl that killed a man in Sioux Falls has been sentenced to life in federal prison.

A jury in November convicted 38-year-old Maurice Cathey, 39, also known as Short, on several counts, including distribution of a controlled substance resulting in death.

Authorities say a 22-year-old man suffered a fatal overdose at a Sioux Falls apartment in January 2018. The man obtained the drugs from a friend who received them from Cathey.

Prosecutors cited several other cases when people overdosed on drugs that were distributed by Cathey and another man.

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