The leader of a Jersey Shore heroin ring has been sentenced in the death of a woman who died from a negative reaction to the drug.
Ocean County prosecutors say 43-year-old Rufus Young received a 10-year sentence Friday for supplying the heroin that ultimately made its way to 23-year-old Jamie Caravella. She was found unresponsive in a Toms River home in February 2013.
Young's state prison term will run concurrently with a 15-year federal prison term he received last month for several charges related to the drug ring.
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Another man charged in Caravella's death was also sentenced Friday.
Prosecutors say Paul Robinson received a five-year state prison term. The 26-year-old Toms River man had pleaded guilty to manslaughter.