On 10/18/17 the Lower Swatara Township Police Department charged James Frederick Newman 63, also known as "CHICO" with 3 counts of Drug Delivery Resulting in Death. Newman of the 100 block of C Lane in Lower Swatara Township was charged after an 11 month joint investigation between the Lower Swatara Township Police Department, The Criminal Investigation Division of the Dauphin County District Attorney's Office and the Harrisburg City Police Department.
Newman has been charged for his role in 3 drug related deaths; two of the deaths occurred in Lower Swatara Township in April 2017 and in May of 2017, and one death occurred in Harrisburg City in November of 2016.
Newman was arraigned on the charges and bail was denied. Newman was incarcerated at the Dauphin County Prison with a pending hearing date.