Two are indicted

drug death noted

October 02, 2007|By Matthew Dolan

A federal grand jury indicted two people on charges of supplying prescription painkillers to Boonsboro high school students, including one who died in July, prosecutors said yesterday.

Robert Carroll Eichelberger, 36, of Hagerstown and Kathleen Ann Harris, 38, of Olney appeared in U.S. District Court in Baltimore on drug-trafficking charges connected to the distribution of methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone to high school students.

Eichelberger and Harris are accused of distributing methadone July 25 that led to the death of a Boonsboro student. Court papers do not name the student. Under federal law, a 20-year minimum sentence applies when death results from the distribution of controlled substances such as methadone and oxycodone.

Eichelberger was detained after yesterday's court hearing and Harris was released to home electronic monitoring.

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