Windber woman faces charges in man’s fatal overdose death
WINDBER – A Somerset County woman is accused of selling fentanyl-laced heroin to a man who later overdosed and died.
Kelly Lynne Wolf, 35, of Windber, is facing multiple charges, including drug delivery resulting in death, delivery of a controlled substance and recklessly endangering another person.
A felony warrant was issued Wednesday morning for Wolf's arrest.
According to a criminal complaint, Windber Borough police responded last October to a report of a 41-year-old man in cardiac arrest at a home on Railroad Street.
Police said they found Matthew Truscello, of Westmont, on the kitchen floor. Officials said they saw a syringe on the counter and a metal spoon, two syringes and two used bags of suspected heroin.
Truscello’s girlfriend told police that she saw Truscello use a syringe to inject himself. He was taken to a Windber hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
After an autopsy, Truscello’s cause of death was listed as acute drug toxicity because of the amount of fentanyl in his system, officials said.
Police said they interviewed Wolf about Truscello's death in February, when they said she admitted that she arranged to meet Truscello at a Windber bar and sold him one stamp bag of heroin.
Wolf told police that she received several text messages later that day informing her that Truscello had overdosed.
Wolf was interviewed again in early April, according to court documents, and she admitted to purchasing and delivering two white stamp bags to Truscello.
Windber police and the Attorney General filed the charges.