Three Charged in Fatal Overdose of Sellersville Man
In a first for law enforcement in Bucks County, two suppliers and a drug dealer have been charged with delivering the dose of drugs that killed a Sellersville man in late July.
Lucas Michael Mulloy, 21, Rachel Kathryn Lambrecht, 26, and Daniel Alan Pine, 28, all face counts of drug delivery resulting in death, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, involuntary manslaughter, conspiracy and other charges.
“Because of the hard work and persistence of law enforcement, this is the first time we’ve been able to charge our way three people up the chain in a drug delivery resulting in death case,” said Assistant District Attorney Ashley Towhey.
The case was investigated by the Bucks County Drug Strike Force and Perkasie Borough Police Department. The U.S. Marshal Service was instrumental in apprehending Mulloy.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Mulloy delivered purported heroin to Lambrecht, a portion of which she then sold to Pine. Pine then provided the drugs to 54-year-old Sellersville man William Allen in baggies labeled “Boogie Man.”
Police investigating Allen’s July 30 death found the same baggies in his possession, and testing of residue found in the baggies showed they contained heroin, fentanyl and para-fluoroisobutrylfentanyl. An autopsy revealed the same mix of drugs caused Allen’s death.
Text messages found on Allen’s cellphone, viewed by police with the permission of the man’s family, led investigators to Pine.
A search of Pine’s phone in August directed police to Lambrecht. The probable cause affidavit says Lambrecht told investigators she obtained the drugs from Mulloy, who later told a detective he was familiar with the “Boogie Man” brand.
Mulloy also faces additional counts of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance stemming from two separate sales of drugs, which have been recovered and sent for testing.
Pine, of Sellersville, was arraigned on his charges Oct. 3, and was jailed in lieu of bail set by District Judge Regina Armitage at 10 percent of $750,000.
Lambrecht, who does not have a fixed address, was arraigned Oct. 6 before District Judge Mark D. Douple. Her bail is set at $150,000 unsecured.
Mulloy, of Coopersburg, was arraigned Oct. 8 before District Judge Michael W. Gallagher. He also was jailed for lack of bail, set at 10 percent of $750,000.
All three are set for a preliminary hearing Oct. 30 before Judge Armitage.
Criminal charges are allegations subject to proof in court. The defendants are presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.
Contact: Ashley Towhey, 215.348.6316, firstname.lastname@example.org