Guilty verdict in drug delivery death a first in Franklin County

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CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (WHTM) — For the first time ever, a Franklin County jury has convicted someone of drug delivery resulting in death.

Prosecutors said Shannon Watts sold four opioid pills to Allen Chapman on Oct. 24, 2016. After snorting the pills, Chapman went home and died the following morning.

The Franklin County District Attorney’s Office said testimony at the trial indicated the victim had a lethal amount of oxymorphone in his system and other factors that led to his death.

“There were skeptics who thought that these cases couldn’t be won. Those attitudes made the teamwork that much harder,” District Attorney Matthew Fogal said in a news press release.

Watts will be sentenced on Aug. 4.

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