A Lancaster drug dealer will serve up to 16 years in prison for selling heroin that caused a woman’s overdose death two years ago.
Albert J. Stewart, 25, recently pleaded guilty in Lancaster County Court to felony drug delivery resulting in death regarding the Oct. 2, 2015, death of a 58-year-old Lancaster woman.
Lancaster County Judge Merrill Spahn Jr. ordered Stewart serve 8 to 16 years in prison, in accordance with a plea agreement arranged by Assistant District Attorney Mark Fetterman.
On Oct. 2, 2015, Lancaster city police responded to a home in the 300 block of Beaver Street and found the 58-year woman unresponsive. She was taken to an area hospital and died.
Individuals provided information that the victim consumed heroin which caused her to become unresponsive.
Individuals provided a nickname of the heroin dealer – “A.J.” – who was known to police.
Stewart, also pleaded guilty to a count of heroin-dealing for a separate sale in September 2015.
City police Detective Nathan Nickel filed charges.
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