Man who sold drugs that killed woman sentenced to 10 years

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A man accused of selling a fatal dose of fentanyl-laced heroin to a Sioux Falls woman has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.

24-year-old Devlin Tommeraasen pleaded guilty in November to conspiring to distribute drugs.

Tommeraasen was initially charged in May 2018, after he sold heroin laced with fentanyl to Emily Groth and her boyfriend. The 21-year-old Groth died from the purchase. Her mother said in court Friday that Groth did not know the drugs were laced with fentanyl.

Tommeraasen himself almost overdosed from the batch. Authorities found him unresponsive at a Sioux Falls grocery store.

Tommeraasen apologized in court for his actions and said he would like to focus on recovery and his hopes of becoming an electrician.


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