Local Man Charged With Drug Delivery Resulting in Death

| November 7, 2019

BEAVER TWP., Pa. (EYT) – A local man is facing felony drug delivery resulting in death and related charges following an investigation into a death in Beaver Township.

Court documents indicate the Clarion-based State Police filed the following criminal charges against 28-year-old Joshua L. Ross, of Parker, on October 25:

– Drug Delivery Resulting In Death, Felony 1
– Conspiracy – Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver, Felony
– Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, Felony 3

The charges are the result of a death investigation involving a known male that occurred on Coulter Road, in Beaver Township, Clarion County.

According to a criminal complaint, during the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Joshua L. Ross delivered a schedule one controlled substance to the victim on January 29, 2019, between 10:30 p.m. and 11:53 p.m.

The complaint states a check of the victim’s cell phone records revealed that numerous text messages were sent and received from a cell phone number associated with Ross to facilitate the delivery of a controlled substance.

Ross was arraigned in front of Magisterial District Judge Jeffrey C. Miller at 10:00 a.m. on October 28.

He remains free on $25,000.00 unsecured bail.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 17, with Judge Turk presiding.

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