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Posted on: April 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Man Jailed for Supplying Fatal Heroin Dose to Mount Joy Man in Trade for XBox


An Elizabethtown man will serve at least four years in prison for providing heroin and Xanax to a Mount Joy Township man who died last year of overdose.

Jarrid D. Baker, of East Harrisburg Avenue, pleaded guilty to a felony count of drug delivery resulting in death regarding the March 27, 2016, death of 19-year-old Cody Yancey.

In exchange for the guilty plea, Baker will serve 4 to 8 years in prison, in accordance with the plea agreement accepted Friday by Lancaster County Judge James Cullen.

Baker admitted to police to providing Yancey heroin and Xanax in exchange for Yancey’s XBox and XBox games.

Yancey was found dead about 3:20 a.m. in his bedroom of his Covington Court home. Empty heroin packaging was found near Yancey’s body.

An autopsy revealed Yancey died of toxic levels of morphine (a byproduct of heroin) and Xanax, a sedative used to treat anxiety and depression.

A witness told police he saw Baker provide Yancey heroin and Xanax.

Northwest Regional police Detective Kenneth Henry filed charges.

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