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Philly man sought in Fairview Twp. drug death
A Philadelphia man who police say provided the drugs that caused the death of a Fairview Township man last month is being sought by police.
Fairview Township Police say the girlfriend of Tyler Wyatt, 18, picked up drugs from Erbert Lee Jackson, 27, and Wyatt later overdosed on those drugs.
Jackson, of 7743 Fayette St., faces charges of drug delivery resulting in death, delivery of a controlled substance, and involuntary manslaughter.
According to court documents, Wyatt died May 16, and toxicology reports confirmed his cause of death as fentanyl toxicity.
Picking up heroin: On May 22, police spoke with Wyatt's girlfriend, who said on the date of Wyatt's overdose, she had contacted a friend about putting her in touch with someone who could get her heroin, documents state.
His girlfriend said she was having trouble getting in contact with the person she normally gets heroin from, police said.
Her friend told her to drive the two of them to Harrisburg to pick up "June," who police later identified as Jackson, documents state.
Wyatt's girlfriend picked up her friend in Lewisberry, and the two drove to Harrisburg, where they met with Jackson and an unknown man and woman, police said.
Wyatt's girlfriend then drove them all back to her friend's apartment in Lewisberry, where she purchased heroin from Jackson, documents state.
Police say Wyatt's girlfriend paid $60 for seven bags of heroin, and she then left and picked up Wyatt from his work in Lewisberry.
She drove them back to his home on Old Forge Road and went into his bedroom, where police say the two injected themselves with heroin.
She told police Wyatt injected two bags of heroin and she then fell asleep. Police say when she woke up, Wyatt was on the floor next to the wall and she could not wake him.
Overdose: Police and EMS were sent to a home on Old Forge Road about 10 p.m. May 16 for a report of someone who was in cardiac arrest.
When police arrived, Wyatt's girlfriend told officials that Wyatt had overdosed on heroin, according to police. She said the two had used heroin labeled "Final Fantasy," documents allege.
Police and EMS personnel attempted life-saving measures on Wyatt, but were unsuccessful.
On June 6, a report from the York County Coroner's Office revealed Wyatt's death was caused by fentanyl toxicity, police said.
According to Wyatt's obituary, he was a volunteer firefighter with the Fairview Township Fire Department, New Cumberland Fire Department and Lower Allen Fire Department.
Investigation: Police spoke with the friend of Wyatt's girlfriend, who shared a similar story of getting the heroin, documents state.
She told police that "June" had wanted to visit her at her home but needed a ride, according to police. She said Wyatt's girlfriend then called her asking if she knew any heroin dealers, court documents allege.
On June 13, that friend provided photos of Jackson to police, which were connected to Facebook accounts under the names "Dave West" and "Dave Mike West," according to police.
Both pictures matched descriptions Wyatt's girlfriend and her friend gave to police, according to court documents.
Police say they used facial recognition technology from the Facebook photos and found a match for Jackson.
They then presented the picture of Jackson in a photo lineup to the friend of Wyatt's girlfriend, who then identified Jackson, documents state.
Police filed charges on June 15, and he had not been arrested as of Thursday, according to online court records.
Jackson is known to travel between the Harrisburg and Philadelphia area, police said.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Jackson is asked to call police at 717-901-5267 or York County Crime Stoppers at 717-755-TIPS.
— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.