Jury Deliberates Fate of Man Accused in Fatal Drug Overdose Case Involving Fentanyl-Laced Heroin

Jeannette, Pennsylvania – Jurors are currently deliberating in the case of Andrey Young, a man accused of supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in a fatal drug overdose in Unity. The charges being weighed against Young include drug delivery resulting in death, possession with intent to deliver, and drug and paraphernalia possession. The prosecution argues that Young sold stamp bags labeled as “Covid-19” to a man he lived with in Jeannette, acting as an intermediary for Gerald Lentz Jr. However, Young’s defense attorney, Tim Dawson, disputes Young’s responsibility for the March 2021 death. The closing arguments … Read more

Texas Woman Faces Murder Charge for Boyfriend’s Overdose: Testing the Boundaries of a New Law

GRAPEVINE, Texas – A woman in Grapevine, Texas is facing a murder charge under a new law that allows drug dealers to be charged with murder if a user dies from an overdose. Kami Ludwig was arrested this week after her boyfriend died of an overdose in November. According to police, she purchased fentanyl-laced pills, Xanax, cocaine, and other drugs from dealers in Fort Worth and Louisiana. The victim, William Shane Nolen, died of a fentanyl overdose in November. It is alleged that Ludwig bought the drugs and brought them to Nolen. The investigation revealed … Read more

Biggest Pill Dealer Convicted for Drug Trafficking, Money Laundering, and Fatal Overdose

CHAMBERSBURG, Pennsylvania – A man who proclaimed himself as the primary drug dealer in Chambersburg has been convicted in federal court for his involvement in a drug trafficking operation that resulted in a fatality. Bruce David Darby, 45, was found guilty of multiple charges including trafficking fentanyl, oxycodone, and cocaine, as well as money laundering. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania stated that Darby was also convicted for delivering fentanyl-laced pills that led to the overdose death of a woman in 2019. Malik Bonds, 42, was also found guilty for his … Read more

Families of Overdose Victims Rally for Good Samaritan Law in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. – Kansas is one of two states without a Good Samaritan law to protect people who call 911 for help during drug overdoses. The absence of such a law raises concerns about the potential legal repercussions for those who seek emergency assistance in these situations. Many believe that the state’s overdose deaths could have been prevented if the fear of arrest and prosecution was not a factor. Family members of overdose victims have been vocal advocates for House Bill 2487, which would establish a Good Samaritan law in Kansas. These families have shared … Read more