Two accused in Newberry Twp. drug death

Two people are accused of providing the drugs that led to the death of a 24-year-old Newberry Township man more than a year and a half ago, according to police.

Jacob Fink. Photo courtesy of the Swatara Township Police Department.

Newberry Township Police say Jacob Wayne Fink picked up drugs from Elijah Raquann Williams and sold those drugs to Dillon Jones, who overdosed on them in September 2016.

Williams, 22, of the 1000 block of S. 18th Street, Harrisburg, and Fink, 21, who is currently incarcerated in Dauphin County Prison, are charged with drug delivery resulting in death, possession of drugs with intent to deliver, conspiracy to commit drug delivery resulting in death and conspiracy to possess drugs with intent to deliver.

Fink is also charged with criminal use of a communication facility.

Elijah Williams

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Investigation: Officials looked through Jones' phone after his Sept. 4, 2016, death and found that he was texting Fink about picking up drugs for him, court documents state.

Police say that Fink would frequently get people to drive him to Harrisburg, where he would pick up drugs from Williams. Fink, who did not have a car, would then give drugs to the driver, according to charging documents.

It wasn't until April 2018 that police were able to identify Williams as the one who supplied the drugs to Fink, officials said.

That same month, police spoke to Fink at Dauphin County Prison, where he told authorities that he purchased heroin and other drugs for Jones in the past, according to police.

He told officials that he would pick the drugs up from an "Eli," documents state.

The day before Jones died, he picked Fink up from his Conewago Township home and drove him to Harrisburg to buy heroin, officials said. He met Williams and purchased bags of heroin and crack cocaine, according to court documents.

Jones drove Fink to a market in Harrisburg before taking him back to Fink's home, police said.

The receipt for Fink's purchase was found in Jones' car the day after Jones' death, court documents state. Police checked surveillance footage from the store, which showed Fink there, officials said.

Police were called to Jones' Newberry Township home on Sept. 4, 2016, for a report of a cardiac arrest. When they arrived, they found him dead. After Jones' autopsy, the York County Coroner's Office determined that Jones' cause of death was heroin and fentanyl toxicity, according to police. 

Charges for the two were filed Monday, May 14. Williams was arraigned on the charges Monday, and Fink was arraigned on the charges Tuesday, May 15, according to court documents.

Fink remains in Dauphin County Prison, according to online court records.

Williams remains in York County Prison in lieu of $150,000 bail. Neither have attorneys listed.

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