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Hatboro Woman Charged in Boyfriend's Fatal Heroin Overdose

Carly Stevenson, 27, is accused of providing the heroin that killed her boyfriend, 19-year-old Brandon Cron.

Carly Stevenson of Hatboro has been charged with homicide and drug charges related to her boyfriend's heroin-induced death. Photo courtesy Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.
Carly Stevenson of Hatboro has been charged with homicide and drug charges related to her boyfriend's heroin-induced death. Photo courtesy Montgomery County District Attorney's Office.
Written by Theresa Katalinas

A 27-year-old Hatboro woman faces 40 years behind bars if convicted in the heroin-induced death of her boyfriend, authorities said. 

Carly Stevenson was arrested Tuesday and charged with felony charges of drug delivery resulting in death and manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture, as well as misdemeanor charges of recklessly endangering another person, use/possession of drug paraphernalia and unsworn falsification to authorities, according to court documents. 

The charges stem from the Sept. 29 death of 19-year-old Brandon Cron, who authorities said was Stevenson's boyfriend. Hatboro Police responded to an apartment in the 100 block of North York Road in the early afternoon hours of Sept. 29 for reports of an unresponsive person. 

Stevenson made the call, according to authorities and said her boyfriend was "blue in the lips, cold to touch and not breathing," according to information released by the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office. Police and EMS found Cron dead upon their arrival, according to the release. 

Authorities allege Stevenson "supplied" heroin to Cron on the day before his death. After Cron died from using the substance, according to authorities, who said Stevenson "tried to dispose of evidence before the police arrived at the scene." 

Police found syringes and blue wax paper bags stamped with "I'ma Boss" and "Primetime" outside the apartment in a trash can, authorities said. 

An autopsy was conducted and toxicology tests were conducted of Cron's blood, authorities said. The forensic pathologist determined he died as a result of an adverse reaction to heroin, according to the DA's office. 

"We are facing a growing problem of epidemic proportions with the scourge of heroin in our community," District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman said. "The legislature has provided us with a powerful tool to deal with drug suppliers, who provide illegal substances, that after use, cause death."

Ferman said that if convicted of the Drug Delivery Resulting in Death statute, Stevenson faces up to 40 years in prison if convicted. 

Stevenson was arraigned Tuesday before District Judge Paul Leo and sent to the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in lieu of $100,000 cash bail. Her preliminary hearing is tentatively set for Dec. 20 at 10 a.m. before Judge Leo. 

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