Raheem Harper, 28, faces charges of drug delivery resulting in death, delivery of a controlled substance, involuntary manslaughter, and related offenses, court records show. The charges stem from an incident in April 2017 in which Harper allegedly traded a Chester man heroin laced with fentanyl for, among other things, a PlayStation 4, according to the Delaware County District Attorney's Office.
Controller Joanne Phillips, a Democrat who took office after last November's historic election in the GOP-dominated county, officially launched an anonymous hotline last week for both employees and residents to submit tips about misuse of county resources. It's something the real-estate lawyer has been adamant about during her short tenure, and it served as an integral part of her speeches on the campaign-trail.
Vinny Vella is a staff writer on the Inquirer's Regions Desk, reporting on the Pennsylvania suburbs surrounding the city. He previously wrote a column for the Hartford Courant and covered urban crime for the Philadelphia Daily News.