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Drug dealer gets 20-year sentence in Ecstasy death of San Diego woman

A 23-year-old San Diego man was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison for selling the drug Ecstasy to a young woman who later died of an overdose.

Marvin Bada, described by federal prosecutors as a drug dealer, admitted selling a quantity of the drug to a 21-year-old woman he knew from high school.

Laura Evvonne Luna died April 21, 2009. The San Diego County medical examiner said she died of an overdose, with no other factors contributing to her death.

Under federal law, the 20-year sentence was mandatory.


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-- Tony Perry in San Diego

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