HUNTINGDON COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ)– Another person is locked up after a 2022 drug overdose death in Huntingdon County, according to troopers.
Benjamin Wright, 45, drove Betsy Brumbaugh, 42, to pick up the drugs that were then given to the woman, according to an affidavit by state police. Wright was identified as the driver of the red Mazda that Brumbaugh was seen getting out of on video footage at Martins General Store along William Penn Highway.
Wright faces charges of felony criminal attempt of drug delivery resulting in death, according to court documents.
Brumbaugh is accused of supplying methamphetamine, fentanyl, xylazine and heroin to a woman who was found dead after a welfare check in May, according to an affidavit by state police.
Her death was due to a “multi drug overdose,” according to the autopsy report, from the drugs Brumbaugh supplied, troopers said.
There were multiple baggies with a white powdery substance inside them and a used Narcan nasal nozzle around the woman.
Two receipts that had a purchase of cigarettes and an ATM transaction from Martins General Store were also found. While viewing surveillance footage at the store, troopers saw the Mazda that was being driven by Wright pull into the lot, and Brumbaugh then got out on the passenger side to go inside and buy the cigarettes before leaving.
Phone and Facebook records that police obtained from search warrants showed hundreds of messages that were exchanged between the two about buying the drugs and some included abo Wright driving Brumbaugh to pick them up, the affidavit states.
Brumbaugh faces felony charges of drug delivery resulting in death, criminal use of communication facility, and multiple counts of manufacture, delivery, or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. She also faces misdemeanor charges of intentional possession of a controlled substance by person not registered.
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The duo is currently lodged in Huntingdon County Jail unable to post bail set at $250,000 for each. Preliminary hearings are scheduled for March 29.