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Teenage drug dealer jailed for five years after MDMA death

An 18 year-old drug dealer who targeted schoolboys has been sentenced to five years in prison after a youngster "with everything to live for" died after taking ecstasy.

Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, 16, of Croydon, died of multiple organ failure three days after taking MDMA, or ecstasy, when he went to a a rave in Hayes, west London, in January.

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Dealer 'bears weight of responsibility' for teen's death

The judge sentencing 18-year-old drug dealer Nicqueel Pitrora said he bore a "heavy weight of responsibility" for the death of Daniel Spargo-Mabbs, a 16-year-old who died of multiple organ failure three days after taking MDMA.

I keep well in mind that you are being sentenced for being concerned in supply and not for manslaughter.

But there can be no question that you bear a heavy weight of responsibility for the death of Daniel.

– Judge Martin Edmunds QC

Pitrora was sentenced to five years for being concerned with the supply of MDMA, plus two years and four months to be served concurrently for the supply of cannabis. No penalty was added for a count of simple possession.

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