July 09, 2015
Contact: Jodie Underwood
Phone Number: (206) 553-5443
Anchorage Man Sentenced To 18 Years In Prison For Drug Death Of 14 Year Old Girl
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - Sean Michael Warner, 29, was sentenced to 18 years in federal prison for one count of distribution of heroin on June 29, 2015. Warner previously pleaded guilty on September 2, 2014 to distributing heroin. At that hearing, Warner admitted to personally injecting a 14-year-old minor with heroin on December 23, 2011. Warner also admitted that the injection of heroin caused the death of the minor, identified in court documents as J.D.
According to information presented to the court, Warner injected J.D. twice during the evening of December 22, 2011, and into the early morning hours of December 23rd. When she later went into distress at approximately 9:30 a.m., Warner refused to call for assistance. He finally called 911 at 1:36 p.m. J.D. died on December 29, 2011.
The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Anchorage Police Department, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Federal Bureau of (FBI), the FBI Laboratory, and the Kenai Police Department.