Four men were recently in district courts in Lancaster County on separate cases for supplying heroin in fatal overdoses.
District judges ordered the four men to face the charges in Lancaster County Court after three men waived preliminary hearings and a fourth chose to have a hearing with testimony.
The court appearances happened since Dec. 9 and all four are charged with felony counts of drug delivery resulting in death.
- Bayrex Acevedo was ordered to trial after a Dec. 9 preliminary hearing at District Judge Edward Tobin’s office regarding the September death of 36-year-old Shannon Hartley in Elizabeth Township.
At the hearing, a state police trooper testified about an exchange of text messages, and of Acevedo’s statements to police in which he admits to providing heroin that Hartley used in his presence.
Acevedo, 37, of Lancaster, is at Lancaster County Prison on $500,000 bail.
- On Friday, Zachery Hardy waived a hearing at District Judge Jayne Duncan’s office regarding the October death of 30-year-old Thomas Burkett in Conoy Township.
Hardy, 29, of Elizabethtown, is at Lancaster County Prison on $500,000 bail.
- The two other men waived preliminary hearings on Dec. 13.
David Crockett appeared at District Judge Nancy Hamill’s court in Stevens regarding the September death of 40-year-old Tammy Givler.
Crockett, 38, is charged with providing Givler heroin, then leaving her in her vehicle in an East Cocalico parking lot as she overdosed. Police found her dead in the car.
Crockett, of Ephrata, is at Lancaster County Prison on $100,000 bail. Judge Hamill denied a defense motion that Crockett’s bail be reduced.
Ramon Beachy waived a hearing at District Judge Tony Russell’s office in Ephrata for the June death of 44-year-old Bryan Bowman in Ephrata.
Beachy, 32, of Ephrata, is at Lancaster County Prison on $1 million bail.
Assistant District Attorneys Maria Cusick, Todd Kriner, and Julie Slabinski are prosecuting the cases.
MEDIA CONTACT: Brett A. Hambright, 717-295-2041; email@example.com; Twitter: @BrettHambright