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Posted on: February 27, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Lancaster Dealer Admits to Heroin Sale that Caused 23-Year-Old Man's Death

Darien Jacobs

A Lancaster man will serve up to 10 years in prison for several crimes, including the sale of a fatal batch of heroin to a man who died in his city apartment in October 2015.

Darien M. Jacobs, of Sassafras Terrace, pleaded guilty to felony drug delivery resulting in death regarding the overdose, and felony drugs and firearms charges regarding separate incidents.

A 23-year-old Lancaster man died of overdose Oct. 10, 2015, after taking heroin he and another man purchased from Jacobs, who they knew as “D.”

Police found the man dead at his East Walnut Street apartment. Police traced the transaction to Jacobs via cellphone records and through interviews with witnesses.

Jacobs will serve 5 to 10 years in state prison, per a plea agreement arranged by Assistant District Attorney Maria Cusick and accepted Monday by Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker. Jacobs will serve 3 years on probation after the parole term.

Cusick told the judge the victim’s family and police approved the plea terms.

Police determined Jacobs sold $100 in heroin to the victim and another man, meeting at West King and Manor streets.

Regarding the unrelated felony drug charge, Jacobs admitted to selling marijuana in September 2015.

Regarding the weapons charge, Jacobs admitted to having a .25-caliber pistol Oct. 15, 2015, at North President and Columbia avenues, when he was taken into custody for a warrant out of Delaware County.

Lancaster city police Detective Thomas Ginder, Officer Jason Hagy and Manheim Township police Officer Bradley Redinger filed charges.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041;; Twitter: @BrettHambright

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