From staff reports
Two Oil City women pleaded guilty Monday in connection with two separate drug-related deaths last year.
Heather Morgan, 37, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter and a felony charge of conspiracy to manufacture, deliver or possess with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance.
Morgan’s charges stem from the drug overdose death of her 14-year-old son last July at 7 Bishop Ave. Oil City police have said that the boy was directed to hide drugs, which eventually resulted in his overdose death.
Police served a search warrant at the Bishop Avenue residence last Oct. 12 and located a jar that contained 22.58 grams of heroin, which was found to be the same narcotics that killed the boy, according to police reports.
Morgan is being held without bail in the Venango County jail. Sentencing is scheduled for July 5 following a pre-sentence investigation.
In the second case, Carina Warnick, 35, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of involuntary manslaughter related to the death of an Oil City man.
The charge against Warnick stems from an incident last Nov. 9 when police and emergency medical personnel responded to 337 Allegheny Ave. in Oil City for a cardiac arrest caused by a drug overdose.
Warnick is being held in the Venango County jail. Sentencing is scheduled July 19 following a pre-sentence investigation.
Other charges against both Morgan and Warnick were dismissed in exchange for their guilty pleas.