Harrisburg man wanted in Fairview Twp. drug death

  • Police say Hector Pittman gave Jeremy Comfort the drugs that ended up killing him.
  • Pittman faces a charge of drug delivery resulting in death.
  • He has not yet been arraigned on the charges.

A Harrisburg man faces charges after police accused him of providing the drugs that caused the death of a man in Fairview Township in August.

Fairview Township Police said Hector Q. Pittman sold drugs to 28-year-old Jeremy Comfort, who overdosed on them and died in a hotel on Aug. 19.

Pittman, 27, whose last known address is in Harrisburg, will be charged with drug delivery resulting in death and involuntary manslaughter.

Hector Pittman. Photo courtest Fairview Township Police.

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Overdose: Police say Comfort overdosed on the drugs about 10:30 a.m. Aug. 19 in a hotel room in the 100 block of Limekiln Road.

Police found a white powdery substance and six bundled bags that also had the substance in it. 

According to court documents, Comfort and a friend were working in the Harrisburg area and staying at the hotel. 

The two arranged to meet Pittman at the hotel to buy heroin, police said. They purchased the drugs, and Pittman left, court documents state. Pittman sold the drugs for $120, according to officials.

The two snorted one bag of heroin, and Comfort's friend told him not to take anymore because it was "really potent," according to police.

His friend fell asleep but thought Comfort snorted two or three more bags, charging documents state. 

When his friend woke up, Comfort was not breathing, police said.

The York County Coroner's Office later confirmed that Comfort's cause of death was opiate toxicity, and the drugs involved were fentanyl and morphine, according to court documents.

Charges were filed for Pittman on Monday, Oct. 30, and as of Tuesday, Nov. 7, he has not been arrested.

— Reach Christopher Dornblaser at cdornblaser@yorkdispatch.com or on Twitter at @YDDornblaser.