Accused dealer charged for role in overdose death

Lane County man died from heroin and methamphetamine overdose

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) - Federal prosecutors are asking that a man be sentenced to 9 years in prison for his "inescapable role" in the death of a Lane County man.

Clint Ochodnicky is scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court on Wednesday for a sentencing hearing.

On January 12, 2015, police launched an investigation after a young man was found dead from an apparent drug overdose. The name of the victim was not released.

According to court documents, Ochodnicky sold the man heroin shortly before he died from a heroin and methamphetamine overdose.

"Because the cause of death is a mixed drug overdose Mr. Ochodnicky is not charged with causing the death, however his role in it is inescapable," federal prosecutors wrote in court documents.

Rosalind M. Lee, Ochodnicky's criminal defense attorney, is asking that Ochodnicky be sentenced to one year and one day in prison.


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