Ex-stu­dent jailed for sup­ply­ing drug

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A FOR­MER stu­dent has been jailed for six months for sup­ply­ing ec­stasy to her friend, who died af­ter tak­ing the drug as they cel­e­brated the end of their time at univer­sity.

Kather­ine Lavin, 22, was jailed by a judge who heard how she had col­lected a quan­tity of ec­stasy for a group of Sh­effield Hal­lam Univer­sity friends, in­clud­ing Joana Burns, who all took the drug will­ingly in June 2017. Ms Burns died from drug tox­i­c­ity.

Sh­effield Crown Court heard that Lavin bought the ec­stasy from bar worker Ben­jamin Wil­liams, 26, who was jailed for two-and-a-half years.

Lavin, of Kent­more Close, Stock­port, and Wil­liams, of Mel­bourne Road, Sh­effield, both pleaded guilty to sup­ply­ing class A drugs.

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