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Man sentenced to 5 years for selling drug that caused fatal overdose

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Posted at 4:46 PM, Feb 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-22 16:46:50-05

LEBANON, Ohio -- A Lebanon man was sentenced to five years in prison for selling drugs that caused a fatal overdose.

Andrew Lutz, 30, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and aggravated trafficking in drugs Wednesday, Prosecutor David Fornshell announced.

Lutz had sold a drug to Charles Boswell Jr. and another person that they believed was heroin, but was actually fentanyl and carfentanil, according to Fornshell. Mason police later found Boswell and the other person Sept. 14, 2016 in a car on U.S. Route 42, where they had overdosed.

Boswell died from the overdose. The other person was treated and survived.

Authorities arrested Lutz and searched his home, where they found more of the drugs and trafficking paraphernalia, according to Fornshell.