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Throop man sentenced on multiple charges in drug overdose death

A Throop man has been sentenced to two state prison terms for selling heroin laced with fentanyl to a man who died of an overdose.

The Citizen reports 32 year old Michael J. Chapman was sentenced by Judge Mark Fandrich to three to nine years for manslaughter and nine years in prison, plus two years post-release supervision on six other counts. 35 year old Matthew Becker died of a drug overdose in January.

Cayuga County Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Brittany Grome Antonacci said “I strongly urge friends and family members of opiate overdose victims to reach out to their local legislators and push for legislation that will make it easier to prosecute those who bring these lethal drugs into our communities. I commend the thorough investigation conducted by the Auburn Police Department, as well as the investigation into the narcotic sales by members of the New York State Police. We will continue to work closely with local law enforcement to bring justice in these cases.”