UPDATED: Peach Bottom Twp. duo charged in Delta drug death

Erick Mullins

A Peach Bottom Township duo is accused of providing the drugs that killed a Delta man last summer.

State police said Eric Shane Mullins and Katherine Clare Miller sold fentanyl to Mark Grubb Jr., 29, and Grubb overdosed on the drugs on June 21.

Mullins, of the 2200 block of Bryanville Road, and Miller, 32, of the 400 block of Main Street, are charged with drug possession with intent to deliver, drug delivery resulting in death, criminal use of a communications facility and charges of conspiracy to commit those offenses.

Mullins also is charged with misdemeanor drug charges.

On Wednesday, April 10, Mullins was the only one charged. Police filed charges for Miller on Thursday, April 11.

Overdose: Grubb was found dead in his Main Street home about 7:30 a.m. June 21, according to police. He was found with a white powdery substance, a spoon with a cotton swab that had white residue and a needle, court documents allege.

A woman, Grubb's friend, was going to his home before he was found, and Mullins and Miller were outside the home because they were trying to get ahold of him, according to police.

Mullins helped Grubb's friend through a window of Grubb's home, and she found him lying on the floor in his bedroom, charging documents state. 

Police said his knees and arms were tucked under his chest when he was found.

Someone else in the home noted to police that Mullins and Miller were "suspiciously absent" after Grubb's body was found, according to charging documents.

An autopsy confirmed Grubb's cause of death was mixed substance toxicity, and fentanyl, among other substances, was found in his body.

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Investigation: Troopers spoke with Miller, who said she coordinated with Grubb to get him drugs, but she never gave him the drugs, police said.

She claimed she referred Grubb to Mullins for heroin and that he received $20 worth and a syringe to inject, according to court documents.

Police spoke to Mullins about 1:45 p.m. June 21, but he left the interview when questioned by a trooper about his story.

In a later interview that day, he admitted he and Miller had gone to Baltimore the day before and gotten heroin, court documents state. Police said he admitted to selling the drugs to Grubb.

He told police that Miller came up with the price of the drugs herself, charging documents allege.

Charges were filed Wednesday, April 10, and Mullins was arraigned on them that day. Mullins' bail was set at $125,000, but he will not be released if he posts the bail because he is in prison on a probation violation detainer.

He's been in York County Prison since March on that detainer, according to prison records.

Online court records show he was sentenced to three years of probation after pleading guilty to forgery in August 2017. 

Miller remains free on $100,000 unsecured bail, meaning she could have to forfeit up to that amount should she miss court proceedings. 

A message left for her attorney was not immediately returned the morning of Friday, April 12. 

Grubb, according to his obituary, served in the Navy from 2005 until 2009. He enjoyed music, motorcycles, cars and his family.

He is survived by his wife and three children.

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