A Southern California man who sold ecstasy to a former high school classmate who later died of an overdose got 20 years behind bars.

The harsh sentence was the “mandatory minimum” under a federal law that states drugs you sell to someone who then dies after using them will put you behind bars for two decades.

The seller is 23-year-old Marvin Bada, who was sentenced in San Diego. It was the first time the mandatory minimum was given for such a drug sale in that city, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. The victim was …

… 21-year-old Laura Evvonne Luna, who took three pills she bought from the Rancho Bernardo man a few days after buying them.

Laura Evvonne Luna.; Credit: tributes.com

Laura Evvonne Luna.; Credit: tributes.com

They were apparently a particularly strong strain of E, and she had a seizure and died.

Bada pleaded guilty late last year to distribution of a drug resulting in death.

Both went to Rancho Bernardo High School in northeastern San Diego County.

Luna's mother, Dorina Torres, told the U-T: “It was a mistake that cost her her life.”

LA Weekly