Man convicted in 3 heroin-related deaths gets prison term

December 21, 2016 GMT

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to decades in prison on a conviction of having supplied heroin that led to three deaths.

Corey Palson was sentenced Tuesday in Cumberland County to 34 years and four months to 68 years and six months in prison. He had been convicted in September of charges including drug delivery resulting in death.

Authorities said the 26-year-old Newville man sold heroin to Lorraine Avery and Michael Sullivan. Both fatally overdosed in May 2015.

Authorities said Palson also gave heroin to his girlfriend, Nicole Tubbs, who died in a traffic accident the following month after using the drug.

Palson told police he brought roughly 1,200 bags of heroin from Philadelphia into Cumberland County several times a week.