Arrest made in drug overdose death of Shippensburg student

Carlisle/West Shore

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) — Pennsylvania State Police arrested a 21-year-old Carlisle man in connection to a drug overdose death from December of 2020.

Police say Angel Rodriguez-Leon, 21, was arrested on Saturday, August 28 after social media posts alleged he sold fentanyl to a student at Shippensburg University, ultimately resulting in a fatal oerdose.

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According to police, pills were found at the scene that were pressed to look like Percocet pills, but chemical testing revealed them to be fentanyl.

Rodriguez-Leon was taken into custody, arraigned, and posted $100,000 bail for his release. He has a preliminary hearing set for September 13.

But that wasn’t Rodriguez-Leon’s only offense. According to the Carlisle Police Department, Rodriguez-Leon was faced several charges in 2019 after police say he was involved in a hit and run accident in the 100 Block West North Street.

authorities later learned Rodriguez-Leon was “driving under the influence of alcohol and marijuana to the point he was incapable of safe driving.”

During an investigation, Police also located marijuana and packaging materials, cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

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