A drug dealer who sold MDMA to a teenager who then died from an overdose has been jailed for more than four years.

Dione Grech, aged 24, of Cliveden Place, Westcroft, Milton Keynes, sold £50 of MDMA, also known as ecstasy, to 15-year-old Mollie Nutt in July 2018.

Mollie took the substance with her boyfriend in Stantonbury, Milton Keynes, on July 23, 2018 and went into cardiac arrest shortly afterwards.

She was taken to hospital, where she sadly died.

A post-mortem examination confirmedMolliee died from an overdose of the class A drug. Her boyfriend also spent time in hospital, recovering from the drug’s effects.

Grech admitted to five drugs charges, but he denied that he had sold Mollie the drugs that caused her death, claiming instead that he had sold them to her boyfriend.

The Crown Prosecution Service and Thames Valley Police challenged this claim in a trial of issue hearing.

The judge ruled in favour of the prosecution and Grech was sentenced to four years and three months behind bars at Aylesbury Crown Court yesterday (June 11).

Following Grech’s sentence, Mollie’s family issued a stark reminder to people, “especially teenagers like Mollie that you are not invincible when it comes to taking drugs”.

They added: “Please just think carefully about the possible consequences, before taking any illegal substances.

“Mollie had her whole life ahead of her, but her misadventure on that sunny day at the beginning of the school holidays has robbed her of that, and left her family devastated.”

Investigating Officer Detective Constable Leanne Shepherd, of Milton Keynes CID, said: “This is a tragic case whereby a deal of MDMA has resulted in the death of Mollie Nutt.

“Nothing will bring Mollie back, but I am satisfied that due to strong evidence obtained by Thames Valley Police and presented to the court by the Crown Prosecution Service, the court found that Dione Grech knowingly supplied the MDMA to Mollie.”