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Published June 14, 2011, 08:41 AM

Woman gets 6 years for providing lethal drug

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A woman is sentenced to more than six years in prison for providing the narcotic that resulted in the death of a Fort Ripley man.

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A woman is sentenced to more than six years in prison for providing the narcotic that resulted in the death of a Fort Ripley man.

Jason Ramsdell died in February 2010 after taking Fentanyl, a powerful painkiller. He bought the drug from 57-year-old Patricia Taylor of Browerville. She had a prescription for injuries suffered in a car accident.

Ramsdell's family shared fond memories of him during a sentencing hearing Monday in Morrison County. His fiancee, Laura Miller, said the loss of a loved one can't be quantified in numbers. Miller says she and Ramsdell had a future, a life plan, until he died at age 27.

Taylor will get credit for nearly 14 months she has already served in the Morrison County Jail.

KSAX-TV reports (http://bit.ly/jsEOX1) Ramsdell worked for the family's landscape business, which he took over after his older brother, Shawn drowned in July of 2009.

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