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Suspect in South Union Street drug death heads to court

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

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Posted 4/3/19

The man charged with selling the drugs that led to the March 14 death of a woman from an overdose in Middletown is heading for Dauphin County Court.

Joseph Alan Tozer, 32, of Columbia, was ordered …

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Suspect in South Union Street drug death heads to court

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The man charged with selling the drugs that led to the March 14 death of a woman from an overdose in Middletown is heading for Dauphin County Court.

Joseph Alan Tozer, 32, of Columbia, was ordered bound over on all three felony charges of drug delivery resulting in death; manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; and criminal use of communication facility during an April 1 preliminary hearing before District Judge David Judy.

Tozer is to be arraigned in county court on June 7 before Judge Deborah Essis Curcillo, according to online court records.

Tozer remains in Dauphin County Prison. His bail was reduced from $500,000 to $250,000 by Judy during the preliminary hearing.

Carla Nelson, 47, was found dead in her apartment at 21 S. Union St., having overdosed from a combination of cocaine, fentanyl and Oxycodone, according to Middletown police arrest papers filed with Judy.

Nelson purchased the drugs from Tozer on March 13, according to police.