On 4/30/2020, the Central Berks Regional Police Department obtained an arrest warrant for Jerome G. Brazzle, 56, of the 300 block of North 13th Street in Reading charging him with Drug Delivery Resulting in Death, Criminal Use of a Communication Facility, Possession with Intent to Deliver a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. Brazzle turned himself in on 5/1/2020 and was sent to Berks County Prison on $75,000 bail. These charges against Brazzle stem from a fatal drug overdose investigation conducted by the Central Berks Regional Police Department with the assistance of the Berks County Detectives Office Narcotics Unit. The investigation began on 12/19/2019 when a 28 year-old Lower Alsace Township man was found deceased at his residence. Through investigation conducted by Central Berks Regional Police Department and Berks County Detectives Office investigators, it was learned that Brazzle allegedly sold the victim narcotics which lead to the victim's death after he consumed the narcotics.