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Issue 14— Thursday, October 29, 2020
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Man Charged In Fatal Overdose

BUSHKILL — The Pennsylvania State Police Blooming Grove Criminal Investigation Unit investigated the apparent drug overdose death of Kaycee Russnak, 20, from Lehman Township.
Cell phone communications between Russnak and an individual named "Manny" were observed on the victim's phone. Further investigation led investigators to the Days Inn hotel in Tannersville, PA where they identified "Manny" as Emmanuel Baez. Investigators learned that Russnak and Baez were together at the hotel on June 8, 2020 where Baez provided the victim with 10 bags of heroin/fentanyl.
On October 22, Baez was arrested and then arraigned by District Justice Randy Schmalzle. Bail was set at $50,000 on the following charges: Drug Delivery Resulting in Death, Felony 1; Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, Felony 3; Felony Delivery of a Controlled Substance.
Baez has posted bail, and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. Nov. 3, at District Court 60-3-04, 213 Silver Lake Road, Dingmans Ferry. PA 18328.











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