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Pa. Furnace man who provided heroin that resulted in death of Boalsburg woman found guilty

Man who provided fatal heroin found guilty

The Pennsylvania Furnace man accused of supplying the drugs that resulted in the death of a Boalsburg woman was found guilty Monday on all counts in a non-jury trial before Judge Bradley P. Lunsford.

Ryan A. Kemp, 28, was charged by Ferguson Township police in March with drug delivery resulting in death and three counts of intent to deliver — all felonies — as well as a misdemeanor drug paraphernalia charge, according to court documents.

On Jan. 24, police said, Kemp traveled to Williamsport to obtain heroin and clonazepam, a prescription drug used to treat epilepsy and panic attacks.

Later that day, Kemp invited Elizabeth Smeltzer, 21, to his home to use the drugs, police said.

The next morning, Kemp found the woman dead and notified emergency personnel, according to police.

Kemp is scheduled for sentencing Dec. 15.

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