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Woman heading for county court on Lower Swatara drug death charge

Posted 1/3/19

Christine Marie Austin, 50, of the 100 block of Kristy Lane in Swatara Township, is to be arraigned in Dauphin County Court on Feb. 8.

She faces charges of drug delivery resulting in death, …

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Woman heading for county court on Lower Swatara drug death charge

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Christine Marie Austin, 50, of the 100 block of Kristy Lane in Swatara Township, is to be arraigned in Dauphin County Court on Feb. 8.

She faces charges of drug delivery resulting in death, criminal use of a communication facility, and tampering with/fabricating physical evidence.

The charges stem from Austin’s alleged involvement in the March 27 overdose death of Hector “Tony” Romero” in the 100 block of Eby Lane in Lower Swatara Township.

Romero died from using heroin laced with fentanyl, according to lab results reported by Lower Swatara police.

Austin waived her Dec. 5 preliminary hearing on the charges, according to online court records.