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Man, Woman Charged Over Death of a Trumbauersville Man
Written by Bradley Schlegel, Staff Writer

Woman also allegely sold narcotics to East Greenville man found dead


          A Souderton woman and a Trumbauersville man were arrested June 29 and criminally charged in the death of another Trumbauersville man.

          Brianna Burns, 22, and Kyle Wireman, 28, are accused of delivering fake Percocet pills laced with fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl to Justin Eschenberg, 30, in early November of 2015, according to a news release from the state police in Dublin.

          Burns and Wireman each face charges in Bucks County of drug delivery resulting in death, a first degree felony, as well as involuntary manslaughter, criminal conspiracy and related drug charges from a November 2 incident that occurred in the 100 block of East Broad Street, according to information posted on Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial Web Portal.

          The charge of drug delivery resulting in death could carry a sentence of between 20 and 40 years in prison, according to Tim Gannon, the Bucks County deputy district attorney who is prosecuting the case.

          Burns also faces charges of allegedly selling narcotics to William Grzyminski, 28, of East Greenville, who was found dead in his residence on November 3 of last year, according to the state police.

          Authorities made the arrests following an investigation that lasted more than a month, according to Trooper Jordan Houck.

          He described this incident has his first encounter with acetyl fentanyl, a potent opioid analgesic.

          "I understand that it is significantly more powerful than typical heroin," Houck said Thursday afternoon.

          Burns allegedly delivered the laced pills to Wireman, who provided them to Eschenberg, according to the news release.

          Information collected during the Trumbauersville investigation led law enforcement officials to Grzyminski's involvement, according to Houck. He said the Upper Perk Police District worked closely with the State Police.

          "The Upper Perk police were already involved," Houck said. "They were a big help in all of this."  A message left Thursday for Mike Devlin, chief of the Upper Perk Police District, was not returned.

          Burns faces an additional count of manufacturing, delivery or possession with the intent to deliver the drugs and criminal use of a communication facility, as well as two additional charges of reckless endangerment from the Nov. 3 incident, according to information posted on the website.

          Burns and Wireman were arraigned Wednesday by Perkasie District Judge Charles W. Baum. Burns was remanded to Bucks County jail after failing to post bail, set at 10 percent of $750,000, according to information on the web portal.

          Baum set Wireman's bail at $750,000 unsecured, according to information listed on the same website.

          A preliminary hearing for both defendants, before Baum, has been scheduled for 10:15 a.m. on Monday, July 25.





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