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Woman linked in overdose of teen gets probation

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Posted at 11:15 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 01:15:38-05

A woman arrested in connection with the drug overdose death of a Colorado Springs teenager over the summer has been sentenced to six years of unsupervised probation.

The Gazette reports Marjorie Elizabeth Dietrich, 23, was sentenced Wednesday after previously pleading guilty to drug distribution. She acknowledged that she was the source of MDMA -- a party drug commonly known as Molly or ecstasy -- that her boyfriend allegedly sold to a friend of 17-year-old Megan Pacheco, who died July 7 after taking the drug.

Dietrich was not directly charged in the death.

She apologized to the judge in court Wednesday and said she is working full-time, attending community college and has severed ties with friends and associates involved in drugs.

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