Brendon Jackson of Kedington, convicted of supplying a controlled drug, was sentenced to three years and four months in jail as the Haverhill Echo went to press today.
Jackson, 28, of Westward Deals, (pictured) was found guilty in July of handing a bottle of heroin substitute to his cousin, Daniel Boyle, who drank from it and then died.
Jackson had denied the offence which took place while the two men were staying work work colleagues at a motorway service area at Bristol in October 2011.
Judge John Devaux told Jackson: “The most important aggravating
feature of this case is the unnecessary loss of a life.”
Daniel Boyle, 24, from Haverhill had been working as a steel erector
for the same Essex-based company as Jackson.