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Yorkers indicted for drug delivery resulting in death

Sean Philip Cotter
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Three York City men have been indicted on federal charges relating to the death of a man who died in February after two of them allegedly sold him drugs.

Dameon Lattimore, 39, and Yushonda Durant, 40, are charged with selling drugs and with drug delivery resulting in death; Frederick Gladfelter 46, is charged with letting them use his property to sell drugs.

Dameon Lattimore

A federal grand jury indicted them Nov. 18, but the case remained sealed, because the defendants hadn't been caught, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Harrisburg. It was unsealed Thursday, at which point Lattimore had been tracked down in New York City and Gladfelter had been arrested in York City. Durant remains on the lam, according to the news release.

The indictment alleges Lattimore and Durant sold 100 grams of heroin and 280 grams of crack between November 2014 and Feb. 27, 2015. It also says someone they sold it to overdosed and died from using the drugs on Jan. 21.

Previous charges: York City Police confirmed the victim was William Elza. A York City woman has already been charged locally with drug delivery resulting in death in Elza's demise.

Police allege Shybri Latae Walker and a man identified only as "P" stopped Justin Mays from calling police in the late afternoon of Jan. 21, after Mays and 26-year-old Elza of South Queen Street allegedly smoked crack cocaine and injected heroin that officials said they bought from Walker, according to charging documents filed against Walker.

People inside the house at 316 Harding Court instead dragged Elza into a snowy alley, where police found him dead, charging documents state. Mays then called 911.

Police in February charged Walker, 29, of 342 S. Queen St., with drug delivery resulting in death, which is third-degree murder in Pennsylvania.

Fredrick Gladfelter

The grand jury indictment alleges that Harding Court address is Gladfelter's.

York City Police, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the York County District Attorney’s Office investigated the case.

Each of these drug-related counts — of which Durant and Lattimore have three, and Gladfelter one — carries a maximum of 20 years behind bars, according to the release.

All three men indicted have faced drug-related charges in York County previously, according to online court records.

— Reach Sean Cotter atscotter@yorkdispatch.com.