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Sentencing set for Jan. 28 in fatal Middletown drug overdose

By Dan Miller

danmiller@pressandjournal.com

717-944-4628
Posted 11/26/19

A Lancaster County man who had been charged in connection with the March 14 fatal drug overdose of a woman in Middletown is to be sentenced in Dauphin County Court by Judge Deborah E. Curcillo on …

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Sentencing set for Jan. 28 in fatal Middletown drug overdose

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A Lancaster County man who had been charged in connection with the March 14 fatal drug overdose of a woman in Middletown is to be sentenced in Dauphin County Court by Judge Deborah E. Curcillo on Jan. 28.

Joseph Alan Tozer, 33, of Columbia, pleaded guilty to manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver; and to criminal use of a communication facility, Assistant District Attorney John R. Canavan IV told the Press & Journal.

Tozer had also been charged with drug delivery resulting in death. That charge was withdrawn, Canavan said.

Police charged Tozer on March 19, following the fatal overdose of Carla Nelson, 47.

Nelson was found dead in her apartment at 21 S. Union St. She had overdosed from a combination of cocaine, fentanyl and Oxycodone, according to arrest records filed by police.

Tozer was released from Dauphin County Prison on Nov. 12 after posting $5,000 unsecured bail, according to court records.