BALTIMORE -- A Hagerstown man pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, resulting in the July 2007 death of a Boonsboro teenager, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.
Robert Carroll Eichelberger, 37, sold methadone, oxycodone and hydrocodone to a Boonsboro High School senior who was found dead by his father July 26, 2007. The teenager died of methadone and alcohol intoxication, according to a stipulation in the plea agreement that was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland in Baltimore.
The boy has been identified in published reports as 17-year-old Harry L. Angle III.
"The methadone which the defendants sold to (the teenager) on July 25, 2007 was a substantial cause of (the teenager's) death," according to conclusions drawn by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner that were included in the plea agreement.
Kathleen Ann Harris, 39, of Olney, Md., previously pleaded guilty to the same charge. Both were indicted in September 2007.