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Elizabeth woman charged in connection with man’s 2017 overdose death

Tony LaRussa
Elizabeth Borough police arrested Melanie Sphar, 47, on July 24, 2019 for allegedly supplying drugs that resulted in the August 2017 overdose death of Ryan Evans.

An Elizabeth woman is accused of supplying the drugs that caused a man to die from an overdose nearly two years ago.

Police arrested Melanie Sphar, 43, on Wednesday and charged her with delivery of drugs resulting in death and three other related felonies in connection with the August 2017 overdose death of Ryan Evans, 27, according to court records.

Evans died from a combined drug intoxication of fentanyl and carfentanil.

Sphar was being held in Allegheny County Jail on $100,000 bond, court records showed.

A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 1.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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