Scott gets sentence for selling drugs that killed MU student

Thursday, April 21, 2011 | 7:06 p.m. CDT

ST. LOUIS — A man who sold heroin and cocaine to a MU student who died has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 36-year-old Hagi Scott pleaded guilty in January to a charge of distribution of heroin with death resulting. He was sentenced Thursday.

Scott sold the drugs to 22-year-old Ryland Peace Ort on Thanksgiving Day 2009. Investigators used Ort's cell phone records to find Scott. Ort was a student at MU at the time of his death.

Just before selling the drugs to Ort, Scott had been released from a 15-year prison term for drug trafficking.

He apologized in court on Thursday and asked for forgiveness.

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