Man waives hearing in drug delivery case

A Meadville man accused of delivering drugs that resulted in the death of one person waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday in Venango County Central Court.

Calvin Heath, 34, was arrested Friday in Penn Hills after charges were filed through district judge Patrick Lowrey’s office.

The criminal complaint filed by Sugarcreek Borough police Lt. Darin Baker said Baker responded to a cardiac arrest incident on New Year’s Eve and noticed a syringe on the woman while administering CPR.

The woman was later pronounced dead at a local hospital and an autopsy determined the cause of death was a combined drug toxicity, the complaint said.

A witness who had knowledge of the drug delivery made by Heath to the woman on New Year’s Eve spoke with Baker as well, the complaint said.

Heath is charged with one felony count of drug delivery resulting in death, one misdemeanor count of manufacture, delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver and one misdemeanor count of involuntary manslaughter.

His case will now proceed through the court system.

Heath remains in the Venango County jail on $250,000 bail.