Myerstown area man charged in drug overdose death

State police in Lebanon County have filed charges against a Jackson Township man for the fatal drug overdose drug of his neighbor.

Michael Lee McKinney, 28, was charged with drug delivery resulting in death and possession with intent to deliver, then sent to Lebanon County Prison on $500,000 bail.

Police accuse McKinney of delivering heroin to 23-year-old Kate Lynn Gerberich during the evening of April 23.

Gerberich, the mother of a one-year-old girl, was found unconscious on her bathroom floor early the next morning and later died.

Police said McKinney lived in a basement apartment at the time of the incident and his arrest.

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