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Heroin seller sentenced in overdose death

STEVENS POINT, Wis. (AP) — A man accused of selling heroin to a University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student who died of an overdose has been sentenced to 3-1/2 years in prison.

Twenty-eight-year-old Erik Olsen, of Hancock, earlier pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless homicide in the death of Jordan Peterson. The 21-year-old student from Markesan died in November of 2013. He was a senior biology student at UW-Stevens Point.

Prosecutors recommended five years in prison for Olsen, who accepted responsibility for his actions and had no criminal background. Stevens Point Journal Media says Olsen faced up to 25 years in prison.

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