The drug caused the death of a woman who was a recovering addict.
A Hagerstown man is heading off to federal prison.
In U-S District Court in Baltimore on Monday, Judge Richard Bennett sentenced Cory Allen Kline, 32, to eight-years in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin.
On April 13th, 2015, the U-S Attorney’s Office for Maryland says Kline and a co-defendant provided heroin to a 19-year-old woman who was a recovering addict. All three were in a residence in Hagerstown. She was injected with the drug and became very high.
Kline left the residence at around 6:00 AM, and the victim drove away from the residence at around 6:15 AM. Federal officials says she spoke with another individual on her cell phone, saying she was high and didn’t feel right. The person who was called said the victim was throwing up. At the end of the call, the victim began nodding off, driving to a convenience store parking lot and a church.
She was found deceased the next day inside her car in a church parking lot.
The Medical Examiner’s Office determined the victim died from heroin intoxication. Kline admitted that the heroin he supplied to the woman resulted in her death.
In addition to the eight years in prison, Kline will be put on three-years supervised release.