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Jury convicts Emlenton man in drug death trial

January 17, 2020 News Extra

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Shaun Long

It took a Venango County jury less than three hours Thursday to convict an Emlenton man of drug delivery resulting in death and other charges related to the overdose death of a Clarion County woman in 2017.

The verdict came following two days of testimony and closing arguments earlier Thursday in the trial for Shaun Long, 51.

Testimony during the trial had indicated that Kayla Dunlap, 28, of Callensburg, died in September 2017 after taking drugs at Long's home in Scrubgrass Township.

Long was convicted of furnishing Acetylfentanyl (an extremely potent opioid analgesic) to Dunlap, causing her to overdose and die. He was also found guilty of disposing of Dunlap's body near the at Oneida Valley Reservoir in Oakland Township.

Randy Bartley reports for The Derrick in Oil City and The News-Herald in Franklin.

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