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Boyfriend in OD case accused of selling heroin

August 14, 2017 News Extra

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Andrew Lucas of East Butler, charged with selling heroin to police informant in East Butler.

EAST BUTLER — The boyfriend of a woman who allegedly overdosed on heroin while seven months pregnant is accused of selling heroin to a police informant.

Andrew W. Lucas, 37, of East Butler is being held in the Butler County Prison on $100,0000 bail in connection with the latest case filed against him.

The Butler County Drug Task Force arrested Lucas last week on drug trafficking charges in connection with an alleged drug deal May 19 in East Butler.

Investigators said the defendant sold 10 stamp bags of heroin to an informant for $70. The deal happened on Oak Alley,

District Judge Lewis Stoughton on Thursday arraigned Lucas on felony charges of delivery and possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor charge of possession of a controlled substance.

The drug task force case comes less than two weeks after state police charged Lucas in connection with the June overdose of his pregnant girlfriend at their apartment on Tenth Street.

Police said Lucas, the father of 30-year-old Kasey R. Dischman's unborn child and the couple's 6-year-old daughter, on June 23 called 911 to report finding Dischman unresponsive in the bathroom.

Lucas denied there was drug activity at the home, but police said he later acknowledged when they brought him in for a urine test that he had used heroin.

Police said Dischman later would also admit that she injected herself with heroin she found under a couch at the home.

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Jim Smith

Jim Smith

Grew up in upstate New York. Earned my Journalism degree in 1983 from the University of Texas at Austin. Worked for two newspapers in Fayette County (Pa.) before starting at the Butler Eagle in 1998.