- Associated Press - Thursday, October 8, 2015

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) - A drug dealer has been sentenced to 35 years in prison for distributing tainted heroin that contributed to three overdose deaths in upstate New York.

Dennis Sica received the sentence on Thursday in federal court in White Plains.

The 37-year-old Sica had pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges accusing him of dealing heroin that was deliberately laced with the powerful anesthetic fentanyl and distributed in packets stamped “Breaking Bad.” The branding featured the logo of the TV series about a meth kingpin.

The “Breaking Bad” heroin killed a 20-year-old man in late 2013. Prosecutors said Sica knew about the fatal overdose. But they said he kept selling the drug around the Hudson Valley, contributing to two more deaths early last year.

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