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Legal proceedings end in overdose that led mom to start iCare Foundation

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 11/6/19

Criminal cases have wrapped up in Dauphin County Court against two people charged in connection with the March 2017 fentanyl-laced heroin overdose of a woman in Londonderry Township.

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Legal proceedings end in overdose that led mom to start iCare Foundation

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Criminal cases have wrapped up in Dauphin County Court against two people charged in connection with the March 2017 fentanyl-laced heroin overdose of a woman in Londonderry Township.

The overdose death of Elizabeth Loranzo on March 19, 2017, led her mother, Wendy Loranzo, to found the Elizabeth Loranzo iCare Foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides support, financial and otherwise, to people who are battling addiction, depression, anxiety, domestic abuse, and alcoholism.

A Dec. 2 sentencing before Judge Scott A. Evans is set for Abigail Morgan Fanus, 34, of Elizabethtown. Fanus on Oct. 9 pleaded guilty to drug delivery resulting in death, and to manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.

Teewon Weah, 27, of Delaware County, on Oct. 2 pleaded guilty to manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.

Evans sentenced Weah to one to two years of prison, on top of an earlier prison sentence Weah had received in Lancaster County Court. Weah was credited with having served 583 days in state prison.

Weah had also been charged with drug delivery resulting in death in connection with the death of Elizabeth Loranzo. That charge was withdrawn on Oct. 2, according to online court records.

According to arrest papers filed by State Police, Fanus provided the fentanyl-laced heroin that Loranzo ingested, causing her death. Weah sold the heroin to Fanus, police said.

Fanus was arrested after agreeing to cooperate against Weah, Dauphin County Chief Deputy District Attorney Stephen R. Zawisky told the Press & Journal.

But she kept selling drugs after cooperating against Weah, rendering “useless” her role in the case against Weah, Zawisky said.

Zawisky called Fanus’s actions “unconscionable,” saying he will press for Evans to sentence Fanus to consecutive prison time to start after she finishes the 4 1/2 to 15 years behind bars she was sentenced to in Lancaster County on March 22.