Ohio man gets prison for providing fatal dose of heroin

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – A 26-year-old Ohio man has been sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison for providing heroin to a man who then died from an overdose.

The Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office says Brian Hawk of Brookville, near Dayton, also failed to get help when he saw that 44-year-old Jeffrey Clark might be overdosing on May 31, 2014.

Hawk was convicted Wednesday of involuntary manslaughter and drug trafficking as part of a plea agreement. In an unrelated case, he also was convicted of heroin possession.

In court, Hawk said that he has felt responsible for Clark’s death. He said he and Clark suffered “a lot of the same demons.”

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