MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man was sentenced to life in jail Monday for promoting fentanyl on-line that led to 11 deadly overdoses.

A federal jury in March convicted Aaron Broussard, 32, of Hopkins, of 17 counts together with distribution of fentanyl leading to dying. Federal prosecutors stated at trial that Broussard’s prospects thought they have been shopping for a stimulant much like Adderall.

Senior U.S. District Choose Susan Richard Nelson praised the bravery of victims and members of the family who gave impression statements in courtroom, and informed Broussard: “Your disregard for human life is terrifying,” the Star Tribune reported.

Protection legal professional Aaron Morrison argued in a courtroom submitting earlier than sentencing {that a} 20-year jail time period could be enough, saying his shopper did not know he was mailing fentanyl to his victims. Prosecutors responded that Broussard saved promoting fentanyl even after studying some individuals had grow to be critically sick.

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