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Man Charged in 2018 Fatal Drug Overdose in Elizabethtown


Patrick Eugene Halterman


The Elizabethtown Advocate

A man is charged with drug delivery resulting in death over a fatal overdose of heroin and fentanyl nearly a year earlier in Elizabethtown.

Patrick Eugene Halterman, 54, is accused of providing the drugs that led to the death of a man in his 40s in an apartment on North Locust Street near Willow Street on March 18, 2018. Police did not release the name of the deceased, but the only death in Elizabethtown investigated by the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office that day was that of Daniel Quinn Johns; it was ruled accidental.

Halterman was charged with drug delivery resulting in death on Monday, March 11. Halterman was unable to pay $500,000 bail, so he is in the Lancaster County Prison awaiting a preliminary hearing scheduled for Monday, March 25, before Magisterial District Judge Scott E. Albert. Court records did not show a lawyer representing Halterman.

Halterman had already been arrested on Thursday, Feb. 28, after detectives found 475 bags of heroin and other evidence in his apartment, police said. The Lancaster County Drug Task Force notified Elizabethtown police about his arrest, which helped bring the death investigation to a close.

Court records for the drug delivery resulting in death charge list Halterman’s address as a house on Poplar Street near Hummelstown Street in Elizabethtown. Police said in a news release that a search warrant served on Feb. 28 resulting in the drug charges was on Main Street west of Fairview Street in Mount Joy Borough.

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