Mt. Pleasant man charged with selling fatal mix of fentanyl and heroin

By Steve Pope | January 16, 2019

Pennsylvania State Police alleged in court documents that a Mt. Pleasant man sold a deadly mixture of heroin and fentanyl that killed a man in January 2017.

Authorities say Ricky Fosbrink, 35, allegedly sold the mixture to Christopher Biller, 35, on Jan. 22, 2017. Biller was found dead in a friend’s apartment later that day.

An autopsy confirmed Biller died of an overdose of heroin and fentanyl.

Fosbrink is charged with drug delivery resulting in death, manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance.

While searching the apartment, police found a syringe that contained the deadly mixture along with several bags marked in blue ink with the names “FOCUS” and “RUSSIA,” that contained the drugs.

Police were able to link Biller with Fosbrink by searching Biller’s phone and found text messages between the pair arranging for the sale of drugs, police said.

Fosbrink admitted to police that he sold Biller seven stamp bags for $30 and five Percoset pills.  Police also located several stamp bags of heroin in his kitchen that had the same markings on them as the ones found in the apartment where Biller died, according to the complaint.

Police questioned Fosbrink, who admitted that he gave Biller seven stamp bags for $30 and five Percoset pills.

Police said they waited two years before charging Fosbrink because they were waiting on test results.

He is currently in the Westmoreland County Jail after being unable to post a $100,000 cash bond, and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on Jan. 24.

Steve Pope can be contacted at steve.pope@grantstreetnews.com

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