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Swansea man sentenced in USC student overdose death

Anthony James “AJ” Edward Hunt, 24, of Columbia, was sentenced to over 24 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to the distribution of oxycodone resulting in the death of a USC student.

Hunt sold R.B., a former University of South Carolina student, alprazolam tablets Jan. 24 and 26, 2016, after R.B. expressed her desire to commit suicide.  

When the alprazolam tablets failed to cause R.B. to die, Hunt advised R.B. that she could take her life by ingesting oxycodone tablets.  

He provided her with detailed instructions on how to consume the oxycodone pills, and on Jan. 27, 2016, Hunt sold R.B. ten 30-milligram oxycodone tablets.  

The next day, R.B. was found deceased in her apartment from an oxycodone overdose.

United States District Judge J. Michelle Childs, of Columbia, sentenced Hunt to 293 months in federal prison, to be followed by 3 years of court-ordered supervision. There is no parole in the federal system.


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