A Derry Township man pleaded guilty to selling fentanyl-laced heroin that caused the fatal overdose of a Greensburg man in 2017.

Glenn A. Levtzow, 38, was charged with drug delivery resulting in death and child endangerment in connection with the Nov. 18, 2017, overdose of Ryan Powell, 34.

Powell died two days later at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

Levtzow allegedly told investigators he purchased heroin and gave some to Powell, then traded more of the heroin to Powell in exchange for other drugs prior to Powell’s overdose.

Levtzow and a woman later discovered Powell unresponsive in a bathroom at Powell’s apartment, according to police, and Levtzow broke through a locked door in an attempt to help Powell.

Levtzow fled the apartment after 911 was called and was later found with drug paraphernalia in a parked vehicle nearby, police said. He was suspected of being under the influence of drugs, and two children, ages 6 and 3, were in the vehicle, according to investigators.

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Christopher Feliciani is expected to sentence Levtzow next month.

Levtzow had been held in Westmoreland County Prison since his arrest in November 2017 until this past May, when a judge ruled his rights to a speedy trial had been violated and released him on nominal bond.

Defense attorney Patricia Elliott-Rentler will seek for Levtzow to serve no additional prison time, noting he has been drug-free since his arrest.

Levtzow’s girlfriend, Erin Long, 34, of Ruffsdale was charged with child endangerment and drug charges in connection with the case.

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