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Adams Township man charged in suspected drug deal arranged by police

February 16, 2020 News Extra

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Police also investigating following the death of a man in Beaver County

An investigation into the suspected overdose death of an out-of-state man who was in Beaver County for his father's funeral led to the arrest of a Butler County man following an arranged weekend drug deal in Cranberry Township.

Agents with the state attorney general's office and state police used the victim's cell phone to set up the deal Saturday afternoon, according to investigators.

The defendant, David N. Shebish, 38, of Adams Township, was apparently unaware the 41-year-old victim — a longtime friend from Chippewa Township — had died.

On Saturday, District Judge Lewis Stoughton arraigned Shebish on charges of possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, criminal use of a communication facility and possession of a controlled substance. He is free on $150,000 bail.

Those charges are for the alleged drug deal. But the defendant is expected to face more charges stemming from the case that began after the victim was found dead Friday at his mother's Chippewa Township home.

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