An alleged drug dealer delivered a lethal dose of fentanyl to a Pennsylvania mother of three in her hospital bed.
Travis Siuta, 29, allegedly went to the hospital to bring 30-year-old Ciara Hadrick a dose of fentanyl which led to her death in May, according to NBC Philadelphia. Fentanyl is a powerful opioid up to 100 times more lethal than heroin.
Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said that Hadrick was poisoned "while in a hospital, surrounded by people trying to help her ...This dealer hand-delivers poison to her bedside five times, including in the middle of the night."
A nurse found her dead in the bathroom in the middle of the night. Police found empty blue wax-style bags under her body, and one blue wax-style bag containing a white powdery substance in her clothing.
Siuta had signed the hospital’s after-hours sign-in log to visit Hadrick, and he was captured on surveillance video visiting her several times. He is being charged with drug delivery resulting in death, possession with intent to deliver, criminal use of a communication facility, recklessly endangering another person and possession of a controlled substance.
According to CBS Philadelphia, the initial reason for Hadrick’s hospitalization has not been disclosed because of privacy laws. However. It has been reported that it was not for anything life-threatening.
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