Two Pike County women appear in court for selling heroin that caused a death.
The pair were arrested earlier this month and charged with drug delivery resulting in death.
Today the two women were at District Court in Milford to answer to those charges.
Prosecutors blame Nell Sheehan, 23, and Rebecca Moore, 31, for causing the death of Angelo Genell back in July.
“They are very serious charges, they are felonies of the first degree and both chose to waive their hearings and advance to the court of common pleas.
Police found the 30 year olds lifeless body in his truck on River Road in Milford.
“The individual was found deceased right by the Milford Police Department, not too far from the courthouse. “
The Pike Coroner ruled Genell’s death was caused by an overdose of heroin and fentanyl. A mix that DA, Ray Tonkin labels not only addicting but lethal.
“The heroin and fentanyl is coming over from the cartels in Mexico and what we are seeing is that the fentanyl is becoming even more addictive than the heroin. “
Sheehan's attorney Bob Bernathy tells us his client is deeply remorseful about what happened.
“We are very saddened by the loss of life and of course there is no way to put a price or a label on the loss of a life. “
But he argues, Sheehan had no desire of causing her friend any harm.
“My client denies intentionally causing a death in this case and we look forward to discovery and pre-trial motions. “
And prosecutors hope drug dealers are getting the message – that their actions have dire consequences.
“If you do deal in drugs and somebody dies we are going to investigate that, and we are going to hold them accountable to the felony charge of drug delivery resulting in death. “
Both Sheehan and Moore face up to 40 years in prison if convicted of drug delivery resulting in death.