- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 25, 2015

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) - A western Pennsylvania man will spend five years in prison for selling fentanyl-laced heroin to another man who overdosed and died.

The Butler Eagle (https://bit.ly/1Xf3kHD ) reports 48-year-old Mark Noah was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to involuntary manslaughter.

Prosecutors say he sold two stamp bags of heroin laced with the powerful synthetic painkiller on April 7.

Noah’s customer, 52-year-old Kenneth Stefanowicz, died after using the drugs at his Evans City home.

The drugs were stamped “American Dreamer.”

Noah also pleaded no contest to an unrelated drug delivery charge stemming from another deal five months before Stefanowicz died.

Fentanyl is sometimes mixed with heroin and can cause overdoses because it’s 100 times more potent than morphine.

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