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Police: Harrisburg man charged in overdose death of Newberry Twp. man

Ron Musselman
York Dispatch
Jayre Jackson

A Harrisburg man has been charged in the overdose death of a Newberry Township man more than two years ago, police said Friday.

Jayre Jackson, 24, is charged with one felony count of drug delivery resulting in death and two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance, according to online court documents.

He is awaiting a preliminary hearing before District Judge Scott J. Gross.

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Newberry Township Police said in a news release that Stephen Landschoot, 27, was found dead in his home Dec. 9, 2017, from a drug overdose.

Officers said after more than two years of investigation, it was determined the drugs Landschott ingested were purchased from Jackson.

Jackson already is incarcerated after pleading guilty to involuntary manslaughter and possession with intent to deliver in connection with another fatal overdose case in Cumberland County, police said. A charge of drug delivery resulting in death in that case was dismissed, according to online court records.

Jackson is serving 27-60 months in state prison in Huntingdon, according to online records.

— Ron Musselman can be reached at rmusselman@yorkdispatch.com or via Twitter at @ronmusselman8.