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Ann Arbor man admits to giving former hockey coach heroin that caused fatal overdose

Brendan Lathrop will serve between five and 10 years in prison after he admitted giving his friend Nicholas Belanger, a former high school hockey coach, the heroin that caused a fatal overdose.

Lathrop, 23, pleaded guilty to one count of delivery of a controlled substance causing death Friday afternoon in exchange for Washtenaw County prosecutors dropping a charge of delivery of a controlled substance more than 50 grams. As a part of a sentencing agreement, Lathrop will serve a maximum of 10 years and a minimum of five years in prison, Washtenaw County Assistant Prosecutor Blaine Longsworth said. Read more: