Monroeville man pleads guilty to supplying lethal heroin |

Monroeville man pleads guilty to supplying lethal heroin

Chuck Biedka

A Monroeville man pleaded guilty to a federal charge of providing the heroin police say killed a woman two years ago.

Warren Worthy was accused of selling 10 heroin packets to the woman on March 3, 2016. The drug allegedly caused her death several days later.

An autopsy confirmed that the cause of death was heroin toxicity.

Allegheny County police say their investigation confirmed that Worthy was the source of the heroin.

Worthy entered the guilty plea Monday before United States District Judge Nora Barry Fischer in Pittsburgh, who scheduled sentencing for Nov. 21, when Worthy could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison. Fisher ordered Worthy be held in jail until the sentencing. Chuck Biedka is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 724-226-4711, [email protected] or via Twitter @ChuckBiedka.

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