A Defiance man was sentenced recently after authorities say he provided drugs that caused a woman to fatally overdose.

According to a press release issued Thursday by Defiance County Prosecutor Morris J. Murray, Daniel C. Oberlin, 33, pleaded no contest to a first-degree felony charge of involuntary manslaughter.

He was then sentenced to four years incarceration. The prison time is to be served concurrently with prior sentences of: 54 months incarceration for two counts of aggravated trafficking in drugs, in Defiance County Common Pleas Court; nine months for attempted escape in Wood County Common Pleas Court; 36 months for attempted escape, aggravated possession of drugs and vandalism in Williams County Common Pleas Court; and additional time that could not immediately be verified for an aggravated trafficking in drugs conviction in Henry County Common Pleas Court.

The Defiance County Prosecutor’s Office said that Oberlin provided a Defiance woman drugs on Dec. 21, 2016, and that the woman later overdosed and died.

In the other Defiance County case, authorities said Oberlin sold methamphetamine to a confidential informant, on March 21 and March 23, 2018, both in the city of Defiance.

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