2012-04-19 / Local & State

Drug Death Leads To Charge For Pa. Senator’s Son

QUARRYVILLE, Pa. (AP) – A Pennsylvania state senator says his 20-year-old son is in counseling, a day after he was charged with a felony drug offense for allegedly giving another man Vicodin two days before he died of an overdose.

Lancaster County Republican Sen. Michael Brubaker released a statement Friday saying his son Ryan will face the same legal consequences as anyone else in a similar situation.

The senator is asking for his family's privacy to be respected during what he calls an “immensely difficult time.”

The younger Brubaker is charged with delivery of a controlled substance. Court records accuse him of giving the painkiller to Andrew Glassmyer in Lititz in September.

Ryan Brubaker’s lawyer Robert Wee didn’t return phone messages Friday.

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