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Former Wesleyan student gets 4 months in overdose case

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Zachary Kramer. (Middletown police photo) Zachary Kramer. (Middletown police photo)
HARTFORD, CT (AP) -

A 22-year-old former Wesleyan University student has been sentenced to four months in prison on federal drug charges stemming from a rash of overdoses on the Middletown campus.

Zachary Kramer of Bethesda, Maryland also was ordered Thursday to serve eight months of home confinement and attend outpatient drug treatment.

Kramer pleaded guilty in November to distributing a synthetic drug made by a friend on campus.

Eleven people were hospitalized, including one person who nearly died February 2015 after ingesting the drug, which was purported to be the party drug MDMA, also known as Molly.

Five students were arrested in connection with the case.

Kramer's friend, Eric Lonergan, pleaded guilty to similar charges. He is scheduled to be sentenced on June 15.

Prosecutors say Lonergan and Kramer sold the drug on the Middletown campus for more than a year.

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