Yarmouth death drug supply sentences
Two men who admitted supplying drugs to a 21-year-old woman who later died have been sentenced to a combined total of 10 years imprisonment.
Dean Otoka, 38, and Alfie Curtis, 21, both admitted to supplying amphetamine to Hannah Williamson on 19 May in 2017 who died at a property in Marlborough Terrace.
A post mortem examination concluded the cause of death was the combined effects of MDMA (ecstasy) and amphetamine intoxication.
Both men were arrested in connection with Hannah’s death and were later charged with a series of drug offences.
Curtis, 21, of HMP Norwich, was sentenced on three indictments after pleading guilty to 12 counts of supply or possession of MDMA, amphetamine and cannabis for offences committed between January 2017 and March 2018.
Otoka, 38, of Wellington Road, Great Yarmouth, pleaded guilty to nine counts of supply or possession between January and May 2017.
Both men appeared at Norwich Crown Court today, Friday 8 February 2019, where they were each sentenced to five years’ imprisonment.
Detective Chief Inspector Stuart Chapman, from the Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team, said: “Today, both Otoka and Curtis have been sentenced for supplying amphetamine to Hannah and also a variety of other drug related offences.
"Even after seeing the consequences of what happened to Hannah in May 2017, Curtis showed a complete disregard to the risks by his continued involvement with this type of crime.
“I really cannot under estimate those risks and the devastation illegal drugs can have on so many people’s lives and my thoughts continue to be with Hannah’s family and friends in what has been such a difficult time.”
In her victim personal statement, Hannah’s mother said: “We miss Hannah desperately and our pain is unbearable. Hannah was truly one of a kind with an amazing and fun personality. We now have to live the rest of our lives with such sadness and pain without our beautiful girl, missing her beyond words every single day.”