Youngsville woman charged in suspected fentanyl death

Stephanie S. Kightlinger, 27, of Youngsville was charged Tuesday.

A Youngsville woman was taken to Warren County jail Tuesday on charges that include drug delivery resulting in death.

Stephanie S. Kightlinger, 27, of Youngsville, is charged with drug delivery resulting in death, five counts of criminal use of a communication facility, and possession with intent to deliver controlled substances.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, City of Warren Fire Department responded to a Pennsylvania Ave. W. address for a report of a cardiac arrest on Sunday, Dec. 18, 2022.

The male victim was declared dead at the scene, according to police.

“After the male’s passing, officers were notified that circular blue pills… that had an ‘M’ imprint on them… were found,” according to the affidavit.

The criminal complaint alleges that “Kightlinger did deliver and give suspected fentanyl to another person resulting in death.”

According to the affidavit, Kightlinger used Facebook Messenger to “facilitate a drug transaction.”

After interviews, police were told that Kightlinger had “purchased and delivered the pills to the deceased male.”

Police interviewed Kightlinger on Jan. 24, according to the affidavit. “The defendant admitted to purchasing and delivering the above pills to the deceased just prior to his death.”

The name of the victim was not released by police or listed in the court documents.


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