Shamokin man charged in heroin deaths

SHAMOKIN – A Shamokin man is facing charges in connection with two heroin-related deaths in February. The News Item reports 28-year-old Ronald Dimm III was arraigned Thursday on two felony counts of delivery of heroin and was released on bail.

According to police, the charges were filed in connection with the heroin-related deaths of two Coal Township residents, identified as 37-year-old Dawn Miller and 26-year-old David Lee Payne. Police say Dimm admitted to selling drugs to both Miller and Payne in February. Coroner James Kelley tells the News Item there have been 15 drug-related deaths in Northumberland County so far this year, with at least five related to heroin. (Ali Stevens)

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