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Drug dealer linked to overdose deaths sentenced

A man that sold tainted drugs linked to the deaths of eight Albertans has been sentenced to XXX

James Douglas Hardy pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance for the purpose of trafficking in March. He was sentenced in St. Albert court on Monday.

During an undercover operation by St. Albert RCMP, Hardy sold marijuana and ecstasy to an officer. It was later determined the ecstasy was laced with a contaminant called para-Methoxymethamphetamine (PMMA).

PMMA is known to interact with ecstasy, delaying the high and making people take more of the drug.

Since July 2011, the substance has been linked to eight overdose deaths in Alberta, one of which was in the Morinville area.

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