Former police officer charged in 15-year-old’s fentanyl-related death

By Amanda Klein | February 28, 2019

A former police officer is facing charges in connection with the death of a 15-year-old girl who died as a result of ingesting fentanyl on July 27, 2017 at his Beechview home.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced criminal charges against Daniel Bondi, 43, who was arraigned in court Wednesday following his arrest on two felony charges of Endangering the Welfare of a Child and Prohibited Delivery of a Controlled Substance, and other related charges including reckless endangerment and possession.

A grand jury concluded that Bondi repeatedly purchased and introduced fentanyl into the residence he shared with the child for his personal use. The child died as a result of ingesting fentanyl on July 27, 2017 at their Beechview home.

During the course of the investigation, detectives observed used stamp bags marked “XXX” in blue ink, other used bags, three full stamp bags of heroin/fentanyl, and a syringe in the child’s bedroom.

Authorities also discovered dozens of syringes and hundreds of stamp bags in his bedroom which was located across the hall from the girl’s bedroom. There was no lock on Bondi’s bedroom.

Although Bondi claimed that the child never came into his room and never stole from him, some of the bags recovered from the defendant’s room matched the bags found in the child’s room,

Bondi is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on March 11 in Pittsburgh Municipal Court.

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