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Review Of Drug Delivery Regarding Death Cases In Lancaster County

/ WDAC

LANCASTER – At least 30 individuals were charged last year with felony drug delivery resulting in death regarding fatal overdoses in Lancaster County. The felony charge has resulted in state-prison sentences for nearly every defendant convicted of the charge filed when police determine the supplier of a drug, most commonly heroin or fentanyl, is involved in a fatality. Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman has instructed local police departments to investigate every fatal overdose for the supplier. At least 60 individuals have been charged with drug delivery regarding death for offenses in Lancaster County since 2016. Some of those individuals were charged with multiple counts for multiple deaths. Stedman said, “We hope these serious charges, and the heavy penalties they carry, send a clear message to dealers.” Municipal and State Police, in conjunction with the Lancaster County Drug Task Force and Lancaster City Police’s Selective Enforcement Unit, investigate all overdose deaths for potential charges.

CRAIG STEDMAN

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