Montco Woman Charged In Man’s Overdose Death

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BENSALEM, PA — A Montgomery County woman is facing charges after authorities said she delivered the drugs that caused the overdose death of a 33-year-old Bensalem man. Matthew Graham was found dead on June 12, 2020, inside the Penn Lodge Hotel in Bensalem Township, police said.

Corrine Marie Smith, 42, of Jenkintown, is facing charges of drug delivery resulting in death, criminal use of a communication facility, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person, authorities said Monday.

She was arraigned and bail was set at 10 percent of $500,000.

When Bensalem Township police responded to the hotel, officers located a number of glassine packets inside the room. Chemical testing confirmed the presence of fentanyl, heroin and methamphetamine, officials with the Bucks County District Attorney’s office said.

An autopsy later determined Graham died of fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine toxicity.

The charges were the result of a “lengthy” investigation by a detective with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office Drug Strike Force.

The investigation, which included an analysis of cellphone and GPS data and Facebook messages, concluded that Smith had an agreement with Graham to travel to Philadelphia on June 11, 2020, to purchase heroin and fentanyl. She brought the drugs to Graham at the Penn Lodge Hotel, according to information from the District Attorney’s office.

The investigation also found that Smith supplied the methamphetamine to Graham, authorities said.

“We may never stop fatal drug overdoses from occurring, but we are nevertheless mandated to hold the drug dealers who deliver the fatal drugs criminally accountable in the name of public safety,” Bucks County District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “I commend law enforcement investigators for their efforts in doing so in this case.”

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