A 33-year-old man has been charged with delivering the drugs that killed a man.
After an investigation by Middletown Township police and the Bucks County Detectives, Theodore Elliott Jackson, of Delaware County, was charged last week with drug delivery resulting in death, involuntary manslaughter, reckless endangerment, and criminal use of a communication facility, and several drug-related offenses.
Jackson was linked to the July 18, 2018 death of Christopher Felten, who was found unresponsive after overdosing on heroin at the Country Manor Apartments on East Lincoln Highway in Middletown Township, police said.
Using Facebook messages on Felten’s account, Jackson was linked to a “drug-related conversation” with Felten the day before he died, police said.
A witness told police that they went with Felten to a home in Delaware County prior to the man’s death to purchase heroin from Jackson, according to court papers.
Police said Felten and Jackson had a history dating back to July 2017 and the 33-year-old Delaware County man sold him drugs.
Bucks County investigators spoke with a Delaware County detective in Marple Township who knew Jackson and went to talk with him.
Jackson, who was arrested at the time for a probation violation, admitted to knowing Felten and selling him five bags of heroin he picked up in West Philadelphia. The deal was for $20 because that’s all Felten had on him, according to police.
Jackson is already in state prison serving five to 14 years in state prison for numerous drug offenses in Delaware County. He previously has served time for intimidation of a witness, simple assault, and defiant trespass cases out of Delaware County.
In the Middletown Township man’s death, Jackson was arraigned last week by District Judge John Kelly and bail was set at 10 percent of $100,000.
Editor’s Note: All individuals arrested or charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty. The story was compiled using information from police and public court documents.
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