Dennis Man Sentenced In Fentanyl Overdose Death

Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Overdose Death

1/12/19A Mid-Cape man is being sentenced for causing a Fentanyl overdose death.

The Cape and Islands District attorney's office says Luke Stratton of South Dennis pleaded guilty on Wednesday in Barnstable Superior Court to felony indictments for involuntary manslaughter and distribution of the powerful opioid, and was sentenced to between two-and-a-half and three years in prison.

The charges stem from an incident in 2017 when Stratton provided Fentanyl to an acquaintance, previously identified as Justin Saunders, with knowledge he had OD'd previously numerous times, according to the prosecutor's office.

Saunders was found dead in a home in South Yarmouth the same day, according to State Police reports.

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