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San Diego man indicted in Ecstasy drug death of young woman

June 16, 2010 |  2:24 pm

A 23-year-old San Diego man has been indicted on federal charges of selling the banned drug Ecstasy, including to a young woman who died of an overdose, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

Marvin Bada was indicted on charges of distributing Ecstasy and distributing Ecstasy leading to a death. The latter charge carries a minimum 20-year prison sentence.

Bada sold Ecstasy to Laura Evvonne Luna, 21, in April 2009, according to the indictment. She died two weeks later of an overdose.

Bada was arraigned in federal court Wednesday. The case was developed during a seven-month investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and San Diego Police Department, officials said.

-- Tony Perry in San Diego