Three accused in Jackson Twp. drug death

A drug death late last year in Jackson Township led to charges against three people, according to officials.

Northern York County Regional Police said Jennifer Rose Toomey purchased drugs from Jalaun Moore, 21, and Kevin Scavitti overdosed on those drugs in November. The department also said 45-year-old Phillip Lee Seidel neglected to call 911 when Scavitti overdosed.

Phillip Seidel

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Moore, of the 400 block of Fisher Drive in Conewago Township, faces charges of drug delivery resulting in death, conspiracy to commit drug delivery resulting in death, drug possession with intent to deliver and conspiracy to commit drug possession with intent to deliver.

Toomey, of the 100 block of North Main Street, Spring Grove, is charged with the same offenses, as well as involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy to commit involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence and conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence.

Seidel, of the 100 block of Chesapeake Estates, Jackson Township, is charged with involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy to commit involuntary manslaughter, tampering with evidence, and conspiracy to commit tampering with evidence.

Jalaun Moore

Drugs: Police said Scavitti was found lying next to a car in Chesapeake Estates on Nov. 23.

Emergency responders arrived and try to resuscitate Scavitti through CPR and Narcan, but those efforts didn't work and he was pronounced dead  about 10:10 p.m.

An autopsy revealed the 39-year-old died from opiate toxicity, court documents state.

Jennifer Toomey

Investigation: During the investigation police spoke with Toomey, who told police that Scavitti and Seidel had gone with her to York City to purchase drugs from Moore, officials said.

The three purchased heroin from Moore near York College and did the heroin in Seidel's car at the Rutter's on Richland Avenue near the college, court documents state.

Scavitti said he wasn't feeling well, and he fell to the ground immediately after he got out of the car, officials said.

Toomey and Seidel moved the unconscious Scavitti into the car, police said. Seidel told police that he said they needed to call 911, but Toomey said no because she had charges, according to court documents.

Seidel drove the two to Chesapeake Estates, where he had Narcan, police said. Charging documents state Seidel administered two doses of it to Scavitti, but he never regained consciousness.

Seidel told police he drove Scavitti to the mailbox area of Chesapeake Estates and removed him from the vehicle, hoping it would help him breathe, documents state. 

Scavitti was left near the mailboxes when it was 23 degrees out, police said.

Seidel told police that Toomey was "freaking out" and ran away "like an idiot," according to officials. 

Police said Seidel followed her to his house and drove her home. One their way to Toomey's home, Toomey was breaking Scavitti's phone, and Seidel took the phone and threw it out the window of his car in the area of Route 30 and Labott Road, according to officials.

Charges for the three were filed Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Seidel was arraigned on the charges that day. He was released on $1,000 bail.

Toomey was arraigned on the charges Wednesday, Oct. 24. She was released on $50,000 bail.

Moore, known as "J-Rock," wasn't identified to authorities until March, officials said. As of Tuesday, Oct. 30, Moore had not yet been arraigned on the charges.

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