Jenkintown resident charged in overdose death in Bucks County

A Jenkintown woman has been charged with delivering the drugs that caused the June 2020 overdose death of a 33-year-old Bensalem man.

Corrine Marie Smith, 42, of Jenkintown, is facing charges of drug delivery resulting in death, criminal use of a communication facility, possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance, possession of a controlled substance, involuntary manslaughter and recklessly endangering another person.

She was arraigned on June 7th by Magisterial District Judge Michael W. Gallagher and bail was set at $500,000, 10 percent.

The charges resulted after an investigation by a detective with the Bucks County District Attorney’s Office Drug Strike Force into the overdose death of Matthew Graham, who was found dead on June 12, 2020, inside the Penn Lodge Hotel in Bensalem Township.

Bensalem Township police were dispatched to the hotel where Graham had been found dead inside a hotel room. Police located a number of glassine packets inside the hotel room and chemical testing confirmed the presence of fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine. An autopsy later determined Graham died of fentanyl, heroin, and methamphetamine toxicity.

The investigation, which included an analysis of cellphone and GPS data and Facebook messages, concluded that Smith had an agreement with Graham to travel to Philadelphia on June 11, 2020, to purchase heroin/fentanyl, which she delivered to Graham at the hotel. The investigation also found that Smith supplied the methamphetamine to Graham.

“We may never stop fatal drug overdoses from occurring, but we are nevertheless mandated to hold the drug dealers who deliver the fatal drugs criminally accountable in the name of public safety,” District Attorney Matt Weintraub said. “I commend law enforcement investigators for their efforts in doing so in this case.”

Smith was not able to make bail and is currently in the Bucks County jail.