Nick Perez - Delaware Online
A Elkton, Maryland, man sentenced in federal court earlier this week for selling heroin that led to a Wilmington woman's overdose and death.
The 33-year-old Wilson Colon-Sierra was sentenced to eight and a half years in federal prison after Jennifer Rodick overdosed on a bag of heroin in January 2018.
Police started investigating when she died. Backed by witness statements and phone location data, police found Wilson Colon-Sierra had sold the bag of heroin that was ultimately used by Rodick, according to court documents.
“The criminal penalties for drug-traffickers like Colon-Sierra who sell and distribute dangerous drugs that result in lost lives are very severe," said Jonathan Wilson, Special Agent in Charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Philadelphia Field Division. "The DEA remains committed to pursuing the drug-traffickers that pose the greatest danger to our communities.”
Colon-Sierra was arrested in his home in Elkton, Maryland in March 2018 with possession of over 160 grams of heroin and 82 grams of crack cocaine. He admitted he conspired to distribute, court documents say.