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Man convicted in Milwaukie teen's heroin death

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A man accused of selling heroin to a Milwaukie teenager who overdosed and died has been found guilty.

A judge convicted Aleksey Dzyuba Thursday on charges of distribution of heroin and distribution of heroin resulting in a death.

He was arrested in April 2011 after the death of Toviy Sinyayev, 17, a junior at Milwaukie High School.

Investigators said Joann Buchholz supplied the heroin to Sinyayev, who sold it to the boy.

Buchholz pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to the charge of distribution of heroin. If she cooperates with everything involved in the plea deal, she will spend six years behind bars. If not, it will be bumped up to seven years in prison.

Her formal sentencing is set for March 18. Dzyuba is scheduled to be sentenced on April 2.

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