Pike County District Attorney Press Release

Shohola woman sentenced for drug delivery resulting in death

Posted 1/20/22

MILFORD, PA — Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin announced the sentencing in a case of Drug Delivery Resulting in Death.  On January 7, Nell Theresa Sheehan, age 25, of Shohola PA, …

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Pike County District Attorney Press Release

Shohola woman sentenced for drug delivery resulting in death

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MILFORD, PA — Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin announced the sentencing in a case of Drug Delivery Resulting in Death.  On January 7, Nell Theresa Sheehan, age 25, of Shohola PA, was sentenced to six years to 20 years in a state correctional facility and charged $6,000 in fines for the crimes of Drug Delivery Resulting in Death and Criminal Conspiracy to Commit Drug Delivery Resulting in Death related to the death of a male in Milford Borough in July of 2019 by Pike County President Judge Gregory Chelak.  This was the second sentence handed down in the case.  Previously Rebecca Moore, age 33, of Dingmans Ferry, PA was sentenced to seven years six months to 20 years for her role in the death.

Milford Borough Police were dispatched to River Road in Milford Borough on July 28, 2019, where an unresponsive 30-year-old man from Old Forge, PA was found in the front seat of a pick-up truck.  An intense investigation was undertaken by the Pennsylvania State Police that involved items of the victim and personal items of Sheehan’s left behind at the scene.  Sheehan and Moore, through the use of Facebook and cell phones, arranged to meet that day in July.  At that meeting, Sheehan received the Heroin/Fentanyl which she provided to the victim and which ultimately led to his death.  An autopsy of the man confirmed the cause of death to be a result of an overdose of Heroin/Fentanyl.  These investigative findings led to the arrest, guilty pleas and sentencings of Sheehan and her co-conspirator Rebecca Moore.

District Attorney Tonkin commented that law enforcement in Pike County has made a concerted effort to investigate each overdose death to determine the origin of the drug(s) that caused the death and arrest the dealer.  Tonkin has committed his efforts to prosecute these cases in an effort to bring justice to the surviving family members.

Anyone with information on drug dealing can call the district attorney’s office at 570/296-3482 and ask for Chief Detective Michal Jones.  All calls and tips will be kept confidential.

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