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Convicted heroin dealer in Gates sentenced for woman's overdose death

31-year-old Dominic Hobbs, was charged back in May with selling the deadly dose of heroin that killed 41-year-old Tara Miles. (Photo: Gates PD)

Rochester, N.Y. (WHAM) - A man who pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide for the death of a woman to whom he sold drugs was sentenced Tuesday.

Dominic Hobbs, 31, was sentenced to 2-4 years in state prison for the criminally negligent homicide charge. That will run concurrent to a four-year sentence for criminal possession of a controlled substance 5th.

Hobbs was charged in May for selling a deadly dose of heroin to 41-year-old Gates woman, Tara Miles. She died April 7 in her home. Miles' family agreed with police to keep her death quiet for 48 hours while they investigated the dealer.

Officers set up undercover operation and bought cocaine and heroin the following day from Hobbs.

In November, Hobbs pleaded guilty to the homicide and controlled substance charges.

Monroe County District Attorney Sandra Doorley has hailed the conviction as a triumph for families who deal with opioid addiction.

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