Homicide Charges Arising from Drug Delivery Resulting in Death

Posted by Perry de Marco, Sr. on 17 December 2013

A 27 year old Montgomey County woman was recently charged with homicide charges after allegedly supplying her 19 year old boyfriend with narcotics who later died of an overdose. The statute under which she was charged is relatively new having been enacted in 2011. It is 18 § 2506 entitled Drug Delivery Resulting in Death. It is a Felony of the first degree, carrying a maximum sentence of 40 years. She is presently being held in the Montgomery County jail on $100,000.00 bail. Her Preliminary Hearing is presently scheduled for January 9, 2014 at 9am in Hatboro. According to newspaper reports, it is alleged that she gave her boyfriend heroin the night before he died and then made efforts to hide evidence of the drugs prior to the arrival of the police. This is a significant prosecution for various reasons, not the least of which is that the defendant in this case is not your “typical drug dealer” rather she is the girlfriend of the deceased. Furthermore, in view of the unfortunate and widespread use of illicit narcotics in our society, these types of deaths and prosecutions resulting from such deliveries will be more prevalent.