BALTIMORE - A Hagerstown man and an Olney, Md., woman who were indicted in September on drug trafficking charges in connection with prescription drug distribution in Boonsboro had hearings in federal court Monday.
Robert Carroll Eichelberger, 36, of Hagerstown, and Kathleen Ann Harris, 38, of Olney, were indicted in connection with the distribution of methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone in Western Maryland to high school students since January 2007, a United States Attorney said in a news release.
The indictments were unsealed Monday.
In count one of the indictment, both were charged with distributing substances containing methadone which resulted in death.
A juvenile in Boonsboro died after the methadone was consumed with alcohol, which can be fatal even when only a small quantity of methadone is taken, according to the news release.
Eichelberger also was charged with one count of distributing oxycodone Sept. 13 and one count of distributing methadone Sept. 14.