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Twenty-year sentence for woman who sent heroin in fatal overdose

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – An Illinois woman was been sentenced to 20 years in prison for providing the heroin that led to an overdose death in South Dakota.

Twenty-seven-year-old Stephanie Broecker, of Chicago, earlier pleaded guilty to distributing a controlled substance resulting in death. U.S. Attorney Ron Parson says Broecker mailed heroin from Rockford, Illinois to a drug customer in Fedora, South Dakota in November 2017. The recipient used the heroin and died of an overdose hours later.

Federal Judge Karen Schreier also sentenced Broecker this week to three years of supervised release and restitution of about $3,600. Broecker has been turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.

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