Man accused of providing heroin in woman's fatal overdose pleads guilty to drug charge
A man accused of providing the heroin that caused a 23-year-old woman's fatal overdose accepted a plea deal dismissing a criminal charge in her death.
According to court records, Raymond Bowman, 22, pleaded guilty Tuesday to delivery of heroin less than 50 grams during a preliminary exam. In exchange for his guilty plea, the charge of delivering a controlled substance causing death was dismissed.
Bowman, of Pittsfield Township, was originally accused of supplying the heroin that caused 23-year-old Stephanie Gedert's fatal overdose on Aug. 25, 2011, according to police. She was found dead in a room at the Days Inn, 2380 Carpenter Road.
Bowman faces up to 20 years in prison for the delivery of heroin less than 50 grams charge. Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge David Swartz will sentence him at 1:30 p.m. June 7, according to court records.
He’s currently lodged in the Washtenaw County Jail facing an unrelated case where he is charged with second-degree home invasion, receiving and concealing stolen property worth more than $1,000 but less than $20,000 and larceny of a firearm, according to records.
He will have a hearing in the case at the same time as his sentencing, according to jail records.