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Newberry Twp. man charged with supplying fatal dose
Newberry Township Police are looking for a 22-year-old man in connection with a deadly overdose in his apartment last May.
Darren Robinson, 1360 Stillhouse Lane Apt. A in the township, faces one felony count of drug delivery resulting in death and three counts of drug possession with intent to deliver, two felonies and one misdemeanor, according to charging documents.
On the morning of May 30, Skyler Montgomery, 21, of New Cumberland, was found unresponsive in Robinson’s bedroom after going to the apartment to buy Xanax pills, according to court documents.
Multiple deals: About 7 p.m. the night before his death, Montgomery purchased 15 to 20 Xanax pills from Robinson to take to a house party. About six hours later, Montgomery returned to Robinson’s residence to buy more pills, documents state.
When Montgomery and a friend entered a bedroom in the apartment, they saw Robinson snorting what looked to be heroin from a CD case, according to court documents. The friend told Newberry Township Police that he saw Montgomery snorting the substance off the CD case several minutes later, documents state.
During the transaction, Montgomery’s friend exited the room and fell asleep, while Robinson, Montgomery and a fourth person continued to snort the powdery substance, documents state.
After waking up and finding Montgomery unconscious about 3:30 a.m., the friend called 911 and began administering CPR while Robinson walked out of his apartment, documents state.
Montgomery was transported to Harrisburg Hospital, where he died later that day, according to court documents.
Search: While executing a search warrant on Robinson’s apartment the day after Montgomery’s death, Newberry Township Police found numerous pieces of drug paraphernalia, envelopes common for packaging heroin and unknown pills, as well as a CD case with lines of a tan, powdery substance on it, documents state.
Montgomery’s father also told police that his son had a few dollars in his wallet and a small bag of about 20 pills, which Newberry Township Police sent off to be tested by the Pennsylvania State Police, according to court documents.
The test results confirmed that Montgomery had 19 Xanax pills on him at the time of his death. According to court documents, the lab results also showed the powder Montgomery snorted before his death was a substance called furanyl fentanyl, an opioid that can be up to 100 times more powerful than morphine.
Toxicology reports from Montgomery’s autopsy found that he had ingested furanyl fentanyl, Xanax and marijuana before his death, documents state.
On Tuesday, Newberry Township Police posted on their Facebook that the department is looking for information regarding Robinson's whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 717-938-2608 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Staff reporter Christopher Dornblaser contributed to this report.