Man gets 13 years in prison for selling heroin that killed Clackamas woman

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PORTLAND, Oregon — A Keizer man has been sentenced to 13 years in prison for his role in the fatal heroin overdose of a Clackamas nurse practitioner.

The Oregonian reports ( ) that Joel Zavala-Espinosa was four levels up the heroin distribution supply chain that provided 44 -year-old Jamey Bergara with the drug that killed her in November 2012. He was sentenced Wednesday after his February guilty plea to conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Jorge Rodriguez-Magallanes, who prosecutors say received a supply of heroin from Zavala-Espinosa, was also arrested and sentenced in December 2014 to eight years and one month in prison for conspiracy to distribute heroin.

Prosecutors say Bergara was found unconscious in her Clackamas home by her boyfriend and her then 11- and 13-year-old children. She was pounced dead at the scene/

Information from: The Oregonian,

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