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Ottawa woman sentenced in federal prescription drug case tied to death

May 28, 2013

A 37-year-old Ottawa woman was sentenced Tuesday to 18 years in federal prison for her role in a prescription drug case that was tied to a man's 2009 overdose death.

Tamara Ledom had previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute oxycodone, hydrocodone, methadone, morphine and methamphetamine resulting in the death of a user.

Prosecutors say Ledom, along with co-defendant Connie Edwards, 60, of Ottawa, sold drugs in Franklin County between 2007 and 2012. In May 2009, a man died after taking drugs purchased from Ledom at Edwards' Ottawa home.

The case includes eight other co-defendants who have either pleaded guilty or are awaiting trial.

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