An 84-month prison sentence was stayed in favor of 25 years of probation for an Andover man who supplied his girlfriend with medication that killed her in February.
Seth Adam Olson, 25, was sentenced Dec. 19 in Anoka County District Court after pleading guilty to a felony third-degree murder charge in July.
The sentencing credited Olson for 148 days he had already served in jail, but he was fined $585.
According to the criminal complaint, Anoka County Sheriff’s Office deputies at 11:46 p.m. Feb. 16 were dispatched to a home on Valley Drive NW in Andover on an overdose report. Attempts were made to save Krista Marie Bogucki, 39, but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The Anoka County Attorney’s Office charged Olson April 1 with third-degree murder after a toxicology report from the Anoka County Medical Examiner determined that Bogucki’s death was caused by “a significantly high level of methadone for an individual with no known prescription.”
Olson had a prescription for methadone, but Bogucki did not. He told police that he had received methadone doses for two days when he stopped by his clinic Saturday, Feb. 16 because the clinic would be closed Sunday.
After leaving the clinic, he said he purchased additional methadone from a man he identified as “Blondie” so he would not have to share his Sunday dose with Bogucki, according to the complaint.
Olson said Bogucki asked for some of his methadone when he arrived home around 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16, and he gave her the vial and watched her swallow it. Her breathing slowed and eventually stopped at which time paramedics and law enforcement were called to the home, according to what Olson told police, which was detailed in the complaint.
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