Heroin Dealer Sentenced to 25 Years After Teen's Overdose Death

A D.C. heroin dealer was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison following the overdose death of a 16-year-old Virginia girl.

Antowan Thorne was found guilty in August of conspiracy to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin. Prosecutors say he sold heroin to a group of people from Fairfax County, including 16-year-old Emylee Lonczak, on Aug. 21, 2013.

Lonczak lost unconsciousness after ingesting some of the heroin. Two days later, her body was found between two homes in the Tysons Corner area.

A toxicology report found a fatal level of morphine, as a result of heroin, in her body, authorities said.

Thorne, also known as "Smooth," was sentenced Friday to 300 months (25 years) in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin.

A friend of Lonczak's who admitted to hiding her body instead of getting her medical help is also serving time in the case. Kyle Alifom was sentenced earlier this year to nearly seven years in prison. Alifom pleaded guilty to tampering with evidence after initially being charged with heroin distribution resulting in death.

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