Two charged in Adams County overdose deaths
For the City Times
ADAMS COUNTY – Homicide charges have been requested in the overdose deaths, and near deaths, of several Adams County residents.
Adams County Sheriff Brent York said that Michael Subera, 38, of Arkdale, is suspected of delivering heroin to two individuals that “subsequently contributed to their deaths.”
“Subera is also suspected of being in the chain of delivery of three additional non-fatal overdoses,” York stated.
Ronald Serles, 52, of Adams, is suspected of delivering heroin/fentanyl to two individuals that required emergency medical intervention but survived.
The homicide charges stem from the ongoing death investigation of Brett Severin, of Hancock, and Hans Pietrzak, of Adams.
“Both Pietrzak and Severin were victims of fatal overdoses in 2019. Additional charges are the result of an investigation into a non-fatal overdose in the City of Adams in 2019. That investigation revealed Subera delivered heroin/fentanyl to Serles who then delivered the same heroin/fentanyl to two female victims,” York stated in a release.
“Serles was also the victim of a non-fatal overdose during this incident.”
The following charges have been requested for Subera through the Adams County District Attorney’s Office: two counts of first degree reckless homicide-drug delivery, three counts of reckless injury – drug delivery, and delivery of a Narcotic Drug
Serles is being charges with two counts of reckless injury – drug delivery and delivery of a narcotic drug.
No further information is being released at this time.