Breaking News

Kansas woman sentenced to prison in fatal drug overdose

Updated: 2014-01-16T22:56:16Z

The 2011 drug overdose death of a Garnett, Kan., man led Thursday to a five-year prison sentence for an Edgerton woman.

Stacy Ashley, 37, had pleaded guilty earlier to one count of distributing a prescription painkiller, to her nephew, Joshua Auclair, on July 30, 2011.

Auclair, 20, died in Garnett the next day after crushing up and snorting several pills he had obtained from Ashley and his mother, Tammy Redel.

Redel has pleaded guilty in the case and awaits sentencing.

Mark Morris, mmorris@kcstar.com

Deal Saver Subscribe today!

Comments

The Kansas City Star is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Kansas City Star uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here