DELAWARE COUNTY — For the first time in Delaware County history, a drug dealer has been held criminally accountable for killing another person by illegally selling narcotics.
Jessica Campbell was convicted of dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death.
Prosecutors say the victim asked Campbell to sell her heroin but instead of heroin, the victim received a lethal dose of fentanyl. The victim's unborn baby also died after the overdose. The victim was eight months pregnant at the time.
“This verdict should send a crystal clear message to drug dealers: if you deal narcotics in Delaware County and your customer overdoses and dies, you will be prosecuted and you will be held accountable," prosecutors said in a news release.
Sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 31.