Note: The following is based on a news release from the Office of the Bucks County District Attorney.
In a first for law enforcement in Bucks County, two alleged suppliers and an alleged drug dealer from Coopersburg 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 Wednesday.
The case was investigated by the Bucks County Drug Strike Force and Perkasie Borough Police Department.
The U.S. Marshal Service assisted in apprehending Mulloy, of Coopersburg.
According to an affidavit of probable cause, Mulloy delivered purported heroin to Lambrecht, a portion of which she then sold to Pine. Pine then allegedly provided the drugs to William Allen, 54, of Sellersville, in baggies labeled “Boogie Man.”
Police investigating Allen’s July 30 death allegedly found the same baggies in his possession. Testing of residue found in the baggies showed that they contained heroin, fentanyl and parafluoroisobutrylfentanyl and an autopsy revealed that the same mix of drugs caused Allen’s death, authorities said.
Text messages found on Allen’s cell phone, viewed by police with the permission of the man’s family, led investigators to Pine, police said.
A search of Pine’s phone in August directed police to Lambrecht, they said.
The probable cause affidavit says Lambrecht allegedly told investigators she obtained the drugs from Mulloy, who later allegedly 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 police said 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 was set at $150,000, unsecured.
Mulloy was arraigned Oct. 8 before District Judge Michael W. Gallagher and was jailed for lack of bail, set at 10 percent of $750,000.
All three are set for a preliminary hearing Oct. 30 before Armitage.