Maryland man accused of supplying deadly heroin
A Maryland man is accused of supplying the heroin that killed a Fawn Township man in December 2014, according to an arrest warrant filed by state police at District Judge Laura Manifold's office Tuesday.
Mitchell Gregory Peck Jr., 23, of Sykesville, Maryland, will be charged with drug delivery resulting in death and possession with intent to deliver, documents state.
According to Manifold's office, Peck is in a Maryland correctional facility on unrelated charges.
The investigation stemmed from the death of a Fawn Township man Dec. 10, 2014.
During the investigation, officers found a white piece of paper containing a small amount of heroin as well as a green straw containing residual heroin, according to the warrant. Blood analysis showed Kevin Michael Hunt had died from a heroin overdose.
Police then searched Hunt's phone, where they found a text message thread with a number under the name "Mitch P" that appeared to coordinate a drug transaction, documents state.
Through investigation, Peck was developed as a person of interest. Officers went to Peck's father's house, where the father said Peck no longer lived with him but gave police Peck's cellphone number.
In March 2015, officers spoke with Peck. While speaking with officers, he said he knew Hunt but had not seen him in four years, documents state. When shown Hunt's phone with the messages, Peck said he might have been with Hunt when the heroin was purchased, police said.
He said he and Hunt traveled to Maryland several times to buy drugs, the warrant states. He denied selling drugs to Hunt, police said.
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