A teenager has been jailed after supplying an ecstasy tablet which killed another teen at a party.
Aiden Munro, 19, collected a batch of the pills from a dealer and gave them out "because it was his turn".
Several teens at the flat party in the Cowane Street area of Stirling last August took a pill, but only Jordan Hallam, 17, took unwell. His body "shut down" as he reacted badly to the "super-strength" pink-coloured pill and he died two days later.
Central Scotland Police said at the time the tablet came from a dangerous batch of ecstasy circulating in the local area, which they were warning people to avoid.
Barbara Hughes, prosecuting, said the Crown was not holding Munro responsible for the death of Mr Hallam after the party on August 27 last year. She said Mr Hallam began to overheat soon after taking the tablet, and others at the party "made efforts to cool him down".
She said: "At one stage he was placed in a bath of cold water". When this failed, his frantic friends called the ambulance service, and he was treated by paramedics in the street before being taken to the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert where he later died.
Police attended and nine people at the party, including Munro, were taken to Central Scotland Police headquarters and questioned. Miss Hughes said: "Mr Munro denied any knowledge of there being any illegal drugs in the house, but others indicated that Munro had brought ecstasy tablets with him and provided them at the party. He was cautioned and charged, and made no reply."
At Stirlng Sheriff Court, Munro, of Braehead Road, St Ninians, Stirling, pleaded guilty to being concerned in the supply of a controlled drug.
Frazer Mccready, defending, said Munro had first appeared in court in private, on petition, following the incident, but the case was later reduced to a less serious summary charge.
He added: "Mr Munro had arranged to get some ecstasy tablets. He wasn't doing this for profit. He simply got them because it was his turn to do so."
Mr Mccready said that the matter had been hanging over Munro ever since the incident, and he was "still upset over his friend's death".
He said since the incident Munro had been taking a construction course which he "hoped would lead to employment".
Sentencing him to seven months in prison, Sheriff Wyllie Robertson told Munro: "The Crown is not holding you responsible for the tragic death of Mr Hallam, but this is a serious charge involving the supply of a class A controlled drug."
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