Joint investigation brings charges: Arrests in drug overdose death

Two arrests were made this month in connection with a drug overdose death earlier in the summer. A joint investigation by several law enforcement agencies resulted in the arrest of two local men investigators allege provided the illegal drug to the victim.

Isaac Daley arrest

Isaac Daley

Police took Isaac Daley, 27, into custody Thursday, according to Chambersburg Police Department. Magisterial District Judge Duane Cunningham handled his initial arraignment early Friday morning.

Investigators identified Daley as one of two men who allegedly provided the illegal drugs used in the June 28 overdose death.

His charges include two counts of conspiracy (one connected with drug delivery resulting in death and the other with the delivery of those drugs); and the manufacture, delivery, or possession with the intent to illegally deliver; plus a charge of criminal use of a communication device. All are felonies.

Cunningham denied bail in the case, saying “no amount (of bail) could insure the public’s safety, or the defendant’s appearance in court.”

Robert Henicle Jr. arrest

Robert Henicle Jr.

Police arrested Robert A. Henicle Jr., 26, a week earlier (Aug. 20) and charged him with the actual delivery of the lethal drug to the overdose victim. His charges include drug delivery resulting in death; criminal use of a communications device and manufacturing, delivery or possession with the intent to deliver illegal drugs.

All of the charges are felonies

Magisterial District Judge Kelly Rock set Henicle’s bail at $175,000 during his arraignment Aug. 20. As of Saturday, he was still confined to Franklin County Jail, unable to post bail. His preliminary hearing in the case takes place Tuesday in Franklin County Magistrial District Central Court.

The investigation was a joint effort by Chambersburg police, Pennsylvania State Police and the Franklin County Drug Task Force.

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