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May 4, 2011
The case of a Smithsburg woman accused of manslaughter in the drug overdose death of her boyfriend has been forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court after a preliminary hearing this week in District Court. District Judge Mark D. Thomas found probable cause for prosecution on the manslaughter charge as well as two counts each of distributing narcotics and administration of narcotics against Chastity Dawn Kline, 34, of 12804 Bikle Road, according to Assistant State's Attorney Leon Debes.
NEWS
February 11, 2002
Man found dead had been treated for drug overdose in May 2000 By KIMBERLY YAKOWSKI kimy@herald-mail.com GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Pennsylvania State Police identified a man found dead in his home by his girlfriend Tuesday morning as David Earl Nunemaker. Police said Friday they were awaiting the results of an autopsy and toxicology tests on Nunemaker, 22, of 12740 Molly Pitcher Highway in Greencastle to learn his cause of death. In May 2000 Nunemaker was treated at Chambersburg Hospital for a drug overdose, police said then.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 8, 2012
An autopsy of a man who died July 31 while being held at Eastern Regional Jail revealed that he had multiple drugs in his body at the time of his death, police said Thursday. Robert Ashley Seeley, 28, of Inwood, W.Va., died from a drug overdose, West Virginia State Police Trooper R.D. Eshbaugh said Thursday.  The autopsy conducted by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner indicated Seeley had morphine, codeine, alprazolam (Xanax), and dextromethorphan in his body, according to Eshbaugh.
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By DON AINES | April 13, 1998
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - A 23-year-old man found dead Saturday in his home died of a suspected drug overdose, according to Franklin County Chief Deputy Coroner Jeffrey Conner. Conner said that was the result of an autopsy performed Sunday in Allentown, Pa., on the body of Jason Elliott Dillow of 3425 Gregway Drive in Hamilton Township. If toxicology tests confirm the findings of the autopsy, Dillow's death would be the second fatal drug overdose in Franklin County this year, Conner said.
NEWS
September 27, 2006
The Hagerstown Police Department is investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman found dead Monday in her home on Clarendon Avenue, Sgt. David Long said Tuesday. According to Long, police are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, which he estimated could take two weeks. The woman's body was found in the home in the 400 block of Clarendon Avenue about 3:45 p.m., Long said. Long said police believe the death might have been caused by a drug overdose, and it was "absolutely not" related to foul play.
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by JENNIFER FITCH | August 29, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man was charged Monday with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence for allegedly leaving a man suffering from a drug overdose at the Waynesboro Hospital Emergency Room on May 15, Waynesboro police said. Police allege Johnathan Eles, 23, of 705 E. Main St., took Gregory Callahan, 22, of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., from the East Main Street home and left him outside the emergency room around 5:25 a.m. A hospital employee found Callahan, who was pronounced dead and later determined to have died of a drug overdose.
NEWS
February 2, 2000
CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. - A woman was indicted on a child neglect charge Wednesday for allegedly failing to get medical help for her daughter, who died from a drug overdose, according to court records. Mona Kay Spanos, age and address unavailable, was indicted on a charge of child neglect resulting in and causing the death of a child, according to Jefferson County Circuit Court records. The woman's daughter is identified as Tara Monique Spanos, 13. Jesse Jones of the Jefferson County Sheriff's Department, who testified about the case to a Jefferson County grand jury, said Wednesday he could not comment.
NEWS
January 8, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Eight people were arrested Wednesday as a result of a Morgan County drug investigation that was spurred in part by a young man who died last summer from a drug overdose and public outcry over the problem, according to Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh. The investigation, called Operation Done Deal, was conducted over five months and involved undercover deputies, Shambaugh said in a news release. Drugs purchased in the probe included heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and several prescription medications, Shambaugh said.
NEWS
July 18, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., man who was left outside the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital in May died of a drug overdose, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said Monday. Toxicology tests showed that Gregory S. Callahan, 22, died of morphine toxicity, Conner said. Callahan, of 13557B Summit Ave., was left outside the hospital emergency room at approximately 5:15 a.m. on May 13. He was pronounced dead in the hospital at 5:27 a.m., Conner said. After Callahan's death, Waynesboro Police Chief Ray Shultz said his department was interviewing people Callahan knew to determine what happened to him that night.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 7, 2011
A Smithsburg woman was charged Tuesday with manslaughter for allegedly injecting a lethal combination of cocaine and heroin into her boyfriend in February. Chastity Dawn Kline, 34, of 12804 Bikle Road, was also charged by the Washington County Sheriff's Office with two counts each of distributing narcotics and administration of narcotics in the death of Cody Lynn Delauter, 33, who was found dead in his South Artizan Street home in Williamsport on the morning of Feb. 3. "I didn't give Cody heroin or ...," Kline said, before District Judge Dana Moylan Wright advised her not to talk about facts of the case.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | November 8, 2012
An autopsy of a man who died July 31 while being held at Eastern Regional Jail revealed that he had multiple drugs in his body at the time of his death, police said Thursday. Robert Ashley Seeley, 28, of Inwood, W.Va., died from a drug overdose, West Virginia State Police Trooper R.D. Eshbaugh said Thursday.  The autopsy conducted by the state Office of the Chief Medical Examiner indicated Seeley had morphine, codeine, alprazolam (Xanax), and dextromethorphan in his body, according to Eshbaugh.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2012
A Smithsburg woman charged with administering a fatal drug overdose to her boyfriend last year entered an Alford plea to an involuntary manslaughter charge  Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court. Judge Daniel P. Dwyer sentenced Chasity Dawn Kline, 34, of 12804 Bikle Road, to 10 years in prison, with all of it suspended except for the 349 days she has served in the Washington County Detention Center since her arrest in April 2011. Dwyer also ordered Kline to spend three years on supervised probation, abstain from drugs and alcohol, submit to random drug testing and take part in any treatment programs recommended by her probation officer.
NEWS
May 4, 2011
The case of a Smithsburg woman accused of manslaughter in the drug overdose death of her boyfriend has been forwarded to Washington County Circuit Court after a preliminary hearing this week in District Court. District Judge Mark D. Thomas found probable cause for prosecution on the manslaughter charge as well as two counts each of distributing narcotics and administration of narcotics against Chastity Dawn Kline, 34, of 12804 Bikle Road, according to Assistant State's Attorney Leon Debes.
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By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | April 7, 2011
A Smithsburg woman was charged Tuesday with manslaughter for allegedly injecting a lethal combination of cocaine and heroin into her boyfriend in February. Chastity Dawn Kline, 34, of 12804 Bikle Road, was also charged by the Washington County Sheriff's Office with two counts each of distributing narcotics and administration of narcotics in the death of Cody Lynn Delauter, 33, who was found dead in his South Artizan Street home in Williamsport on the morning of Feb. 3. "I didn't give Cody heroin or ...," Kline said, before District Judge Dana Moylan Wright advised her not to talk about facts of the case.
NEWS
By C.J. LOVELACE | Staff Correspondent | December 12, 2010
WAYNESBORO, Pa. — With the flip of a switch, an illuminated Christmas tree at Waynesboro Hospital will serve as a beacon of hope for more than 100 people around the holidays. The tree lighting was part of the annual “Lights of Hope” ceremony at the hospital Sunday evening. For a donation, 111 community members or families dedicated a light on the tree in honor or in memory of a loved one. All proceeds go to the hospital’s auxiliary, which helps in various ways around the hospital.
NEWS
January 8, 2009
BERKELEY SPRINGS, W.Va. - Eight people were arrested Wednesday as a result of a Morgan County drug investigation that was spurred in part by a young man who died last summer from a drug overdose and public outcry over the problem, according to Morgan County Sheriff Vince Shambaugh. The investigation, called Operation Done Deal, was conducted over five months and involved undercover deputies, Shambaugh said in a news release. Drugs purchased in the probe included heroin, crack cocaine, marijuana and several prescription medications, Shambaugh said.
NEWS
June 11, 2008
Downsville General Store robbed DOWNSVILLE -- Deputies Wednesday morning were investigating a burglary at the Downsville General Store, 8638 Downsville Pike. Someone broke the front door glass and took cigarettes, Washington County Sheriff's deputies said in a news release. The burglary was reported at 12:31 a.m. Investigators have contacted possible witnesses. Anyone with information can call investigators at 240-313-2100. Falling Waters woman faces drug charge in Pa. GREENCASTLE, Pa. -- A Falling Waters, W.Va.
NEWS
September 27, 2006
The Hagerstown Police Department is investigating the death of a 21-year-old woman found dead Monday in her home on Clarendon Avenue, Sgt. David Long said Tuesday. According to Long, police are awaiting the results of an autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore, which he estimated could take two weeks. The woman's body was found in the home in the 400 block of Clarendon Avenue about 3:45 p.m., Long said. Long said police believe the death might have been caused by a drug overdose, and it was "absolutely not" related to foul play.
NEWS
by JENNIFER FITCH | August 29, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Waynesboro man was charged Monday with tampering with or fabricating physical evidence for allegedly leaving a man suffering from a drug overdose at the Waynesboro Hospital Emergency Room on May 15, Waynesboro police said. Police allege Johnathan Eles, 23, of 705 E. Main St., took Gregory Callahan, 22, of Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., from the East Main Street home and left him outside the emergency room around 5:25 a.m. A hospital employee found Callahan, who was pronounced dead and later determined to have died of a drug overdose.
NEWS
July 18, 2006
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - A Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., man who was left outside the emergency room of Waynesboro Hospital in May died of a drug overdose, Franklin County Coroner Jeffrey R. Conner said Monday. Toxicology tests showed that Gregory S. Callahan, 22, died of morphine toxicity, Conner said. Callahan, of 13557B Summit Ave., was left outside the hospital emergency room at approximately 5:15 a.m. on May 13. He was pronounced dead in the hospital at 5:27 a.m., Conner said. After Callahan's death, Waynesboro Police Chief Ray Shultz said his department was interviewing people Callahan knew to determine what happened to him that night.
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