Franklin County Court: Overdose death charges filed

A local man is free on bail and facing charges in connection with last year’s drug overdose death of 27-year-old Dylan Eugene Everhart.

Andrew Plank, 27, Chambersburg, posted $75,000 bail shortly after his arraignment Monday on charges he provided the illegal drugs that caused Everhart’s death. The four felony charges came on the heels of an almost year-long investigation by Pennsylvania State Police.

Police were dispatched to the 5400 block of Sutherland Court in Greene Township at 9:30 a.m. April 25, 2020 to investigate a death. They found Everhart, and indications he might have died from a drug overdose.

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Police said in charging documents that he was clutching his cell phone at the time of his death. That cell phone would later provide vital clues in the police investigation.

A urine sample taken from the victim showed indications of fentanyl and cocaine, according to court documents. An autopsy determined the cause of death was fentanyl toxicity.

The police investigation involved tracing a series of text messages between Everhart and Plank to reconstruct Everhart’s last hours and develop Plank as a suspect in the case.

Earlier this month police interviewed Plank, who allegedly “gave a full confession,” according to police.

Charges against Plank

  • Drug Delivery Resulting In Death, a first degree felony
  • Int Possession of a Controlled Substance by a Person Not Reg, a felony
  • Criminal Use Of Communication Facility, a third degree felony
  • Manufacture, Delivery, or Possession With Intent to Manufacture or Deliver illegal drugs, a felony

Police filed the charges with Magisterial District Judge Kristin D. Nicklas in Scotland, who set Plank’s bail at $75,000.

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