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Boardman woman sentenced for her role in teen’s overdose death

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WYTV) – A woman accused of providing some of the drugs that ultimately led to the overdose death of a teenager from Boardman is now on her way to prison.

Marijo Mazon, 47, was one of three people indicted last year in the death 18-year-old Erin Trell.

Mazon pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of drug trafficking and corrupting another with drugs. She was sentenced to two years in prison.

Prosecutors say Mazon supplied some of the drugs to the teen.

Ruben Best, 21, of Warren and Gary Hartman, 24, of Boardman were also charged in the case.

Best pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, trafficking in drugs, and tampering with evidence. A charge of reckless homicide was dropped. He was sentenced October 13 to 4 years and 6 months in prison.

Hartman pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter and drug trafficking charges. He was also sentence to 4 years and 6 months in prison.

Prosecutors said the suspects all supplied different types of drugs to the victim in the hours before she died. They said the victim, who was to start her freshman year at Youngstown State University, had at least a half-dozen different drugs in her system at the time of her death, including Xanax, cocaine, marijuana and a synthetic opiate known as opana, which is similar to heroin.

Investigators said Trell was less than 5 feet tall and weighed less than 100 pounds. The Mahoning County Coroner’s Office said all of the drugs, including the marijuana, contributed to Trell’s death.

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