Fredericksburg woman gets prison for role in teen’s drug death

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LEBANON, Pa. (WHTM) – A central Pennsylvania woman will serve up to two years in prison for her role in the death of a 19-year-old man who was smoking synthetic marijuana in her home.

Peggy Wolfe, 48, of Fredericksburg, was ordered to serve six months to two years at sentencing in Lebanon County Court this week. She pleaded guilty in September to reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to court records.

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Police said Wolfe’s son Cody gave synthetic marijuana to Jesse Dreisbach and Dreisbach passed out as they smoked it. They said Peggy Wolfe learned of Dreisbach’s condition the next day but didn’t get help for him.

Dreisbach was passed out for about 36 hours before his own mother became aware of his condition and called 911. Dreisbach, of Jonestown, died at a hospital on April 30, 2015, about a week after smoking the drug.

Cody Wolfe, 20, is serving up to 7 years in prison after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and tampering with evidence.

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Cody Wolfe

A co-defendant, 28-year-old Heather Frederick of York, was sentenced last month to 30 months to two years after she pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and possession of drug paraphernalia. Police said she also knew of Dreisbach’s condition but didn’t call for help.

Peggy Wolfe’s sentence will run consecutively to a 1-5 year term for driving under the influence of a controlled substance. Court records show she pleaded guilty in that case in May.

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