All charges dropped for friend accused in Spring Grove teen's fatal OD
A North Codorus Township man is no longer accused of providing opioids to a Spring Grove teen who fatally overdosed.
Travis Edward Green, 24, appeared in York County Court on Thursday, where the case against him was dismissed, according to court records.
He had been charged with the felonies of drug delivery resulting in death and drug possession with intent to deliver, as well as the misdemeanors of involuntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment, according to court records.
Defense attorney Chris Ferro said he successfully argued in court on Thursday that there wasn't enough evidence against Green for him to stand trial on the charges.
Judge Snyder granted Ferro's habeas corpus argument and dismissed Green's case.
"We're incredibly grateful for the result today," Ferro said. "We've always believed this case was based upon nothing more than pure speculation."
That doesn't change the fact that the death of 18-year-old Briana "Bri" Craumer was a tragedy, he said.
"While my client and his family are very happy about the result today, they still have nothing but prayers and thoughts for Briana and her family," Ferro said.
Green had been accused of causing Craumer's overdose death in the overnight hours of Dec. 20, 2017.
The background: Police said they were called to the home Green shares with his parents about 4:30 p.m. Dec. 21, 2017, after Green's parents came home that afternoon and found Craumer unresponsive in their son's room.
Fell asleep together: Green told investigators he had been communicating with Craumer on Snapchat and picked her up in Jackson Township, court documents state.
Green told investigators they went to his bedroom, where they kissed and fell asleep, documents state. He said he woke up shortly before 3 a.m. to go to work, at which point Craumer told him she would keep sleeping and find a ride home later, according to court documents.
Green told investigators he didn't use drugs that night and said he didn't know what Craumer did after he left for work, police said.
Green's parents told investigators they checked on Craumer about 5:50 a.m., right before they left for work, and that she was asleep and snoring but was unresponsive when they returned home that afternoon, police said.
Craumer was a 2017 graduate of Spring Grove Area High School, according to her obituary.
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