Two Lackawanna County women supplied the heroin/fentanyl mix that killed a Dimock Twp. native early this summer in a downtown Scranton hotel, county detectives charged Thursday.
Dawn M. Peterson, 35, 89 Main St., Olyphant, bought the heroin/fentanyl from Shantae M. Ross, 30, 1126 Cedar Ave., Scranton, according to an arrest affidavit. At the time, each had a room at the Hilton Scranton & Conference Center; the buy took place in Ross’ room, the affidavit says.
Peterson confessed to contacting Ross via Facebook messenger to arrange the buy, according to the affidavit.
Peterson told a detective she gave the drugs to Jordan Michael Goodman, 30, of Olyphant, and her boyfriend, on June 28 in their Hilton room, the affidavit says.
Goodman and Peterson’s boyfriend, Justin Correll, who is not charged, began injecting the drug as she left the room, she told a detective. When she returned, she found Goodman suffering from an overdose.
“Peterson stated he was snoring and beginning to become non-responsive,” Detective Corey Condrad wrote in the arrest affidavit.
Peterson began sending messages searching for Narcan and even contacted other drug dealers looking for the overdose antidote, but never called 911. She told investigators she eventually gave Goodman a dose of Narcan, but it had no effect.
Investigators tracked down Ross, who admitted selling heroin/fentanyl to Peterson and kept selling even after Peterson told her Goodman died, according to the affidavit.
Scranton police found Goodman unconscious and laying face up on a hotel bed on July 1 after getting a call from an unspecified source, according to the affidavit.
An autopsy found Goodman died from the combined effects of fentanyl and ethanol, according to the affidavit. Goodman also had alcohol in his blood.
Condrad charged both women with drug delivery resulting in death; Peterson faces nine other related drug counts and Ross faces 16 other related drug counts.
Magisterial District Judge Sean P. McGraw arraigned both and set their bail at $75,000. Both are jailed at the Lackawanna County Prison. Their preliminary hearings are set for Thursday, Oct. 22, at 9 a.m.
In a statement, District Attorney Mark Powell said the arrests reaffirm his commitment to thoroughly investigating fatal overdoses.
“In this particular case, our detectives, with the assistance of Scranton police, were able to go one step up the supply chain and take down a major street-level dealer,” Powell said.