Ephrata man jailed for selling heroin to woman who died

David E. Crockett Jr. (submitted)
David E. Crockett Jr. (submitted)

EPHRATA, Pa. (WHTM) – A Lancaster County man is charged with selling heroin to a woman who died of an overdose.

David E. Crockett Jr. admitted to police that he sold heroin to the 40-year-old woman and was with her when she used it on the morning of Sept. 27, according to District Attorney Craig Stedman’s office.

Crockett, 38, of Ephrata, told investigators the woman started mumbling and had trouble walking before she went “limp.” He said he then drove her, in her car, to a parking lot along Route 272 in East Cocalico Township and left her in the back seat.

He reportedly told police, “I wasn’t 100 percent sure [she was dead], but there’s a good chance.”

A toxicology test found multiple drugs in the woman’s system including heroin and fentanyl, a pain reliever 40-50 times stronger than heroin.

Crockett was charged Thursday with a felony count of drug delivery resulting in death. His bail at Lancaster County Prison was set at $100,000.

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