Kansas City woman sentenced for supplying heroin that caused overdose

August 21, 2018 - 6:50 pm
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A Kansas City woman was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in federal prison for selling heroin to a user who suffered a near-fatal overdose.

Loretta Gilliard, 35, of Kansas City, Mo., pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute heroin. The investigation began when a user from Overland Park, bought heroin from Gilliard and then overdosed and lost consciousness. Emergency medical technicians responded and saved the user’s life by administering an opioid reversing agent called Narcan. Investigators learned that Gilliard had sold heroin to the user more than 100 times, usually two to four times a week. Investigators then made controlled buys from Gilliard.

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