A binman who supplied class A drugs to a 15-year-old girl said sorry to her family for her death as he was sent to prison today. Leah Kerry died after taking three ecstasy pills she bought from Jacob Khanlarian, 20, who has admitted giving class A drugs to the teenagers.
Khanlarian was sentenced to three years in prison at Exeter Crown Court this morning. He had bought 100 pills for £250 and was selling them for £10 each, the court heard. The jury was told that shortly after taking three pills, Leah began to show signs of hallucinating. Leah’s friend called the ambulance just before 2am, when she was taken to hospital and then died at 6am, the court heard.
Khanlarian handed himself into police after her death and told them he had supplied a substance he believed to be MDMA, also known as ecstasy, to a group of girls in the park. In a statement Khanlarian apologised to Leah’s family, saying: “I understand the severity of the case and know nothing I can do to change what’s happened. I wanted to say how terribly sorry I am for what happened and the suffering I’ve caused to the girl’s family and friends.”