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One Suspect Jailed, One Still at Large in E-Town Drug Death

One man is jailed without bail and a second remained at large days after facing a felony charge for the drugrelated death of a woman in an Elizabethtown apartment in March.

Elizabethtown police announced on Monday, Sept. 24, that Dustin David Gilbert, 27, and Stanford D. Gilbert Jr., 50, both of no fixed address, were charged with the first-degree felony of drug delivery resulting in death and other offenses.

Stanford Gilbert remained at large; police asked anyone who knows where he is or who has other information about the case to call Elizabethtown police at 717367-6540. Dustin Gilbert was taken into custody on Friday Sept. 21; he was held without bail because of the severity of the charges and the danger to public safety, court records show.

A sworn statement by Detective Dustin H. Ryan filed in court gives details of the case. Ryan wrote that on March 9, Elizabethtown police met with a state parole officer who was looking for Dustin Gilbert. Ryan wrote that it was believed that Dustin Gilbert was staying with his father, Stanford Gilbert, and Lisa Hollinger at an apartment on South Market Street near the corner of Arch Street. Ryan wrote that he and several other officers went to the apartment that afternoon and Stanford Gilbert answered the door. He wrote that he told Stanford Gilbert that police were there to see Dustin Gilbert and he allowed police to enter.

Ryan wrote that Dustin Gilbert was promptly taken into custody. While taking Dustin Gilbert into custody, police found a variety of drug paraphernalia and also observed that Hollinger was dead and likely had been dead for several hours.

The parole officer said that Stanford Gilbert, who was also a parolee, could be taken into detention due to the nature of discovering the body. Police found suspected illegal drugs on both Stanford Gilbert and Dustin Gilbert.

Ryan wrote in court papers that Dr. Stephen Diamantoni, the Lancaster County coroner, notified him on Sept. 11 that Hollinger’s cause of death was determined to be multiple drug toxicity and that the level of a synthetic designer narcotic in her toxicology report was lethal. (The cause of death was listed as unknown after an initial autopsy in March, but additional tests were done later.) The defendants are also charged with abuse of a corpse because the body was left shirtless and there was no attempt to get medical attention for Hollinger.

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