DuBois Man Accused of Having Heroin That Led to Overdose Waives Hearing

DUBOIS – A DuBois man accused of having heroin that led to an overdose of a 26-year-old woman waived his right to a preliminary hearing Friday during centralized court.

Christopher R. Coakley, 34, is charged with a felony count of manufacture/delivery/possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver, and misdemeanor counts of intentional possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and endangering the welfare of children.

His bail was reduced from $250,000 to $100,000, at the time of the hearing, and he remains incarcerated.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, police were investigating a suspected heroin overdose of a 26-year-old woman and recovered both empty and full plain, white, stamp bags of heroin from her.

During a police interview, she said that Coakley returned to his Treasure Lake address on Dec. 21 at 3 a.m. after traveling with other individuals to purchase heroin in Pittsburgh. She told police she saw him with approximately two bundles of heroin.

He allegedly provided her with six plain, white, stamp bags of the drug, which she ingested and overdosed on later that day, she said.

She also told police she had seen other controlled substances and drug paraphernalia in his residence.

After receiving a search warrant, police served it at Coakley’s home at 7 p.m. that same day. He was taken into custody and searched.

Officers allegedly found a small tin with plain, white, waxen, stamp bags and marijuana on his person. At the home, they also reportedly found additional marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

In his interview with police, Coakley admitted to delivering the plain, white, stamp bags to several individuals, according to the report.

At the time the home was searched, Coakley’s six-year-old daughter was living there, police said.

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