Jury Trial October 28-31, 2019
On October 31, 2019, following a four day jury trial at the McKean County Courthouse, Larry Shroyer was convicted of delivery of heroin- felony: conspiracy to deliver heroin- felony; delivery of a designer drug-felony; conspiracy delivery designer drug-felony; flight to avoid apprehension - felony; possession of a controlled substance - misdemeanor; and recklessly endangering another person-misdemeanor. The jury was unable to agree on a verdict on an additional count of involuntary manslaughter- misdemeanor. The case brings to conclusion an investigation into an overdose death that occurred in the City of Bradford In November, 2015,that saw three defendants charged with various crimes relating to the overdose death. Stephanie Vettenburg Shaffer, McKean County District Attorney, prosecutor the case on behalf of the Commonwealth. Chief Christopher Lucco of the Bradford City Police Department filed charges. Judge John H. Pavlock sentenced Shroyer to 53 months to 106 months in State Corrections.
Shroyer's co-defendants pled guilty in the case. James Luper pled guilty to Conspiracy Delivery/Conspiracy Possession with Intent to Deliver and Involuntary Manslaughter. He was sentenced to a period of 39 months to 78 months in State Corrections to run consecutive to another case for a total of 81 months - 162 months.
Rachel Reid pled guilty to 2 counts of Conspiracy Delivery/Conspiracy Possession with Intent to Deliver and Recklessly Endangering Another Person. She was sentenced to 12 months to 24 months in State Corrections.