Outen
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The emergency call came in as a cardiac arrest. However, police found a 19-year-old Newberry Township women dead from a drug overdose.

Julianna Bower was found in her bedroom about 3:45 p.m. March 18, according to police charging documents.

April 21 autopsy and toxicology reports from the York County Coroner's Office showed that Bower, who lived in the 100 block of Ridge Road, died of heroin and fentanyl toxicity.

Drug charges:Police announced at a press conference Friday that Denzel "Den" Rymay Outen, 20, of Dauphin County, has been arrested and will face charges for dealing Bower the drugs that killed her.

Outen currently is in Dauphin County Prison on $50,000 secured bail, said York County District Attorney Tom Kearney during the conference.

Outen also is facing drug charges from other cases in Dauphin County, Kearney said.

In York County, Outen is facing drug delivery resulting in death and other charges connected to Bower's overdose, Kearney said.

His arraignment hearing is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday before District Judge Scott Gross at 700 Yorktowne Road in Lewisberry.

"The drug delivery resulting in death is like third-degree murder," Kearney said. "You can get 20 to 40 years (in prison)."

"Bad heroin": Kearney and Newberry Township Police Chief John Snyder said heroin drug use has increased in the township and they are going after the dealers so "another child" in the community does not become a victim of drug overdose.

"There is bad heroin out here and people are playing Russian Roulette," Kearney said. "(Bower was) a young person who (died) with a needle in her arm. She didn't know what hit her."

County Coroner Pam Gay said heroin overdose cases are on the rise this year. So far, there has been 15 confirmed heroin-related deaths, compared to 17 in all of 2013.

Bower's death:Bower was found with drugs and drug paraphernalia, including heroin packets and a syringe in her hand, according to police. An examination of a cell phone, also found near her body, showed that she had been in contact with Outen numerous times. She also had Facebook photos that included Outen, police said.

On March 17, the day before her death, Bower and a friend were at Harrisburg Mall, where Bower met Outen. The mall's video footage showed that Bower's Nissan Versa pulled up beside a Buick Rendezvous SUV for about three minutes, police said.

Outen was driving the same SUV when he was arrested March 19 by Swatara Township Police, according to charging documents.

-Reach Eyana Adah McMillan at emcmillan@yorkdispatch.com.