Two women were charged with drug delivery resulting in death in relation to an overdose death in Monroe Township last week.
Lindsey Blumenauer, 28, of Carlisle, and Holly Morse, 39, of Newville, were each charged with drug delivery resulting in death and abuse of a corpse after the death of a woman in Monroe Township on Saturday.
State Police reported in an affidavit that they responded to the 100 block of Simmons Road in Monroe Township about 10 a.m. Sunday for a woman found dead in a driveway. An officer found two baggies in her hooded sweatshirt.
Police learned that the victim was with two other women the night prior, according to the affidavit.
Police interviewed Morse on Sunday, and she told police that she was with Blumenauer when they picked up the victim at her house. They attempted to purchase heroin in Harrisburg, but when they were unsuccessful, they were able to buy about three bundles of heroin baggies in Perry County, the affidavit said.
Morse told police that all three of them injected heroin in the parking lot of a restaurant, according to the affidavit. Morse, who was the driver of the vehicle, said Blumenauer started “freaking out,” told her the victim was overdosing and they needed to take her home, the affidavit said.
Morse said she took the victim home and helped place her on the driveway where she said she saw the victim fall on her side, and then the two women left, according to the affidavit.
Police said in the affidavit that based on the location of the parking lot where the victim overdosed, it would have taken 21 minutes to get to the victim’s house, not including the time that Morse had to stop to vomit due to the drugs. Police said the victim either would have been dead or unable to fend for herself when they arrived at her home, and that the two women had left her to die without telling anyone.
Both women were arraigned Monday morning on the charges, and bail was set at $100,000 each, which they were unable to post. A preliminary hearing for the two women is scheduled for May 13 in front of Magisterial District Judge Mark Martin.