Man pleads guilty in heroin overdose death

Posted at 2:27 PM, Mar 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-10 14:27:02-05

An Ellicott City man has pleaded guilty to distributing heroin that led a man to overdose and die.

Ian Daniel Ugol, 24, could serve up to 20 years in prison, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Baltimore. He will be sentenced Aug. 17.

According to his plea agreement, in the early morning hours of Nov. 14, 2013, Ugol met the victim near a bowling alley and gave him the heroin. The victim’s parents found him dead later that morning.

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The medical examiner determined the cause of death was heroin and oxycodone intoxication.

"The Drug Enforcement Administration is focused not only on large scale drug traffickers, but also on cases where the distribution of an illegal drug has a direct causal link to the death of an individual,” Don Hibbert, assistant special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration, said in a news release. “The arrest and guilty plea in this case illustrates that the results of the illegal distribution of narcotics to users are not only tragic, but are often deadly."

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