Ohio dealer imprisoned for pregnant girlfriend’s drug death

AKRON, Ohio (AP) – A northeast Ohio drug dealer has pleaded guilty in the overdose death of his pregnant girlfriend and her unborn child and been sentenced to eight years in prison.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports 22-year-old Rashon Williams was sentenced Tuesday on charges including involuntary manslaughter and heroin trafficking.

The Akron man tearfully apologized to the woman’s mother and other relatives in court.

Williams was suspected of providing the drug that led to the August death of 26-year-old Megan Carlson, of Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH’-guh) Falls. Authorities determined she had used carfentanil, a drug that is far more potent than heroin and is sometimes used to sedate elephants.

Carlson’s mother said that Carlson was an addict who had been in recovery for over two years before she died.

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