Daniel Gill death: Francesca Somers jailed for drug offence

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Image caption Francesca Somers pleaded guilty to supplying Class A drugs

A woman who supplied a drug which killed her friend has been jailed for three-and-a-half years.

Francesca Somers, 19, of Stanley Street, Somercotes, Derbyshire, was sentenced at Derby Crown Court after admitting supplying Class A drugs.

Daniel Gill, 19, became ill at his home on Chapel Street in Leabrooks in January after taking what he thought was ecstasy.

A post-mortem test showed the tablets actually contained the amphetamine PMA.

Derby Crown Court was told Somers had been unaware of the contents of the tablet.

The stimulant PMA - or para-methoxyamphetamine - has been linked to several deaths in Derbyshire over the past few years.

PMA has been listed as a Class A drug since 1977.

Image caption Mr Gill fell ill at his Derbyshire home in January and died later in hospital

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