Drug Dealer Gets 9 Years For 2 Heroin Overdoses

A Pennsylvania man must spend nine years in federal prison for supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in two overdose deaths.

Thirty-five-year-old Homestead resident Romar Watts apologized at his sentencing Tuesday, saying he hopes the families of his victims forgive him.

Watts and two other men have pleaded guilty to conspiring to distribute the drugs that killed Stacey Shaw, who overdosed in the rest room of a Cambria County convenience store in March 2015, and Ray Smith, who died at a home in Munhall in April 2015.

A co-defendant, 40-year-old Ebensburg resident Brian Borruto, was sentenced to eight years in prison last month. He was linked only to Shaw's death.

Thirty-two-year-old Andre Higgs, of Pittsburgh, has also pleaded guilty and will be sentenced Nov. 1. Federal prosecutors have agreed to a 15-year sentence for Higgs.

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