The judge made the dealer pay for the funeral of a teenage drug addict

The judge made the dealer pay for the funeral of a teenage drug addict

Judges in the US are known to sometimes come up with unusual, but nevertheless a just punishment of the perpetrators of crimes of varying severity. Sometimes they seem ridiculous, and sometimes the only correct one.

The state of Cincinnati reported that on Monday district court judge Michael Barrett issued an unusual sentence against the men who sold the teenager a dose of fentanyl (opioid analgesic), which became fatal. The judgment States that Michael Chandler, 29, who pleaded guilty in the drug trade, is obliged to pay the victim’s family $ 9,000 as compensation for pecuniary damage, which, in fact, is in addition to nearly 17 years in prison.

The judge made the dealer pay for the funeral of a teenage drug addict

Seventeen-year-old teenager, who in court documents is listed as John. H. died from an overdose of the drug substance. He was found dead in April 2016 in his home in Campbell County, Kentucky. The result of the investigation, the police found that the last dose of the dead bought from a Chandler. During a search in the house of the then suspect, the investigators found a hefty supply of fentanyl and cocaine, equipment for the use of drugs, gun and ammunition.

According to prosecutors, Michael Chandler wanted to be the best drug dealer in Cincinnati. People were lined up «in broad daylight» to buy drugs from him. He had previously served several prison terms for trafficking cocaine and heroin, the longest of which took three years. After parole release in December 2012, he immediately returned to his criminal craft, for which he was arrested a few weeks after release. The court then sentenced him to two years imprisonment.

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