CLEARFIELD – A DuBois man accused of selling heroin that caused at least two overdoses will serve up to five years in state prison.
Terron Kenneth Davis-Williams, 23, pleaded guilty in sentencing court Tuesday to a felony count of delivery of a controlled substance-heroin in three cases.
Judge Paul Cherry sentenced him to serve two to five years in state prison on each case, with the three cases running concurrent to one another. On two counts of recklessly endangering another person, a misdemeanor, he will serve a concurrent sentence of six months to two years in prison.
Prior to sentencing, Davis-Williams asked that his sentence include a stipulation that he is eligible for the Quehanna Boot Camp. Assistant District Attorney Jendi Schwab was opposed to this because two of the cases involved overdoses.
“We have information that he knew the potency of the drugs,” she stated.
Davis-Williams responded that the “risk can’t be completely on me.” He then explained that his drug sales are similar to a physician giving an addict a prescription.
If the patient then chooses to abuse the drug, it is not the doctor’s fault, he said.
Cherry agreed to add the boot camp recommendation later, if Davis-Williams is found to be eligible for the program.
According to the affidavit of probable cause, on July 6, an officer met with a confidential informant in regard to purchasing heroin from Davis-Williams. A purchase was set up for July 7 for two bundles of 20 stamp bags of heroin.
Williams-Davis later reportedly contacted the informant asking if he would take 50 stamp bags instead for $400.
Police were surveying a parking lot on West Washington Avenue when Davis-Williams drove into the lot. The transaction occurred and when completed, police said they attempted to apprehend Davis-Williams.
After they ordered Davis-Williams to the ground, he sprinted away toward South Brady Street. When officers tried to pursue him, Davis-Williams crossed the street causing the officers to almost be struck by the oncoming traffic.
One officer utilized an unmarked vehicle to force Davis-Williams into a parking lot where officers were able to take him into custody.
He had the $400 used to buy the drugs plus another $614 in cash, police said.
The informant gave the officers the heroin purchased from Davis-Williams. It was stamped “spider.”
A search of the vehicle revealed another 100 bags of heroin.
According to the second affidavit, an investigation into an overdose of a man found that he had purchased a quantity of heroin from Davis-Williams on June 29. After this man consumed some of that heroin, he fell into a medical state that required emergency intervention to save his life.
On June 30 another man overdosed on heroin and required medical intervention. This man told police he bought heroin from Davis-Williams, according to that criminal complaint.
Davis-Williams allegedly sold heroin from this same supply that caused others to have similar problems.