Drug Dealer Convicted in Death of Pregnant Woman

HAZLETON, Pa. — A man from Hazleton is facing life in prison after a jury found him guilty of giving drugs to a pregnant woman who overdosed and died.

Officials say Luis Zayas, 48, of Hazleton, sold what he believed to be heroin to a woman back in 2016. The woman was 33 weeks pregnant.

The drug ended up being 100 percent fentanyl.

Both the mother and her unborn child died from lethal levels of fentanyl.

10 comments

    • Bob Stevens

      Should the government be telling us what to do with our bodies?
      (note I don’t agree with the use, specially while pregnant)

  • Mopar Driver (@RustyMopars)

    None are any loss to society , addicts , babies of prostitutes and drug dealers . I don’t see where anyone but the woman is ultimately responsible here , she made her choice to do drugs and the babies life didn’t matter to her .

  • Kirby Frymoyer

    I agree 100%! Unless he injected her or blew it up her nose hes not liable for her death period!
    If I goto a beer distributor and buy a case pf beer drink it get drunk and go drive and kill someone are they going back to put the distributor that sold it to me in jail??? Absolutely not!!! so….. what’s the difference??? And dont give me that ones legal and ones not crap either.
    I’m in no way defending this dealer but….what’s right is right and this is wrong!!!
    I dont care what or how ya try to explain it, wrong is wrong!!
    I just seen a 24 year old kid had a felony warrant was in an accident and killed 7 bikers and facing 7 homicide charges but I bet you he gets less for killing 7 people then this guy does now you tell me that right???

    • fortisveritas

      I’ll take that argument. So you would rather just see the drug dealer walk, no culpability whatever? Sure, the woman is responsible for her actions – but let’s assume her intent was just to get high or whatever they do, and the dealers intent was to make a few dollars. Killing off your clients is a bad business model. You call it crap, but legal/not legal is the basis for this ruling. That case of beer you bought was made in a controlled environment with lots of checks and balances. People know and expect a certain reaction to consuming ‘x’ bottles of beer. Not so with your friendly neighborhood drug dealers. What did he cut my drugs with? Flour? Sugar? Rat poison? This verdict and the sentence sends a message to drug dealers. Unfortunately there is still a demand, so the supply continues and someone else will just take his place.

  • lilloric

    there is no such thing as personal responsibility anymore. when someone dies in a car accident we don’t put the person who sold the car to them in jail. yes drugs are illegal and he should be in jail for selling them but she took the drugs knowing full well what could happen so why is he responsible for it?

    • Kirby Frymoyer

      I agree 100%! Unless he injected her or blew it up her nose hes not liable for her death period!
      If I goto a beer distributor and buy a case drink it get drunk and go dri e and kill someone are they going back to put the distributor in jail??? Absolutely not so what’s the difference??? And dont gove me ones legal and ones not crap either.
      I’m in no way defending this dealer but what’s right is right and this is wrong I dont care what or how ya try to explain it wrong is wrong
      I just seen a 24 year old kid had a felony warrant was in an accident and killed 7 bikers and facing 7 homicide charges but I bet you he gets less for killing 7 people then this guy does now you tell me that right???

      • fortisveritas

        So in that case of beer, one bottle has been tampered with by a disgruntled brewery employee and he puts grain alcohol in with the beer. Your son that just turned 21 drinks that bottle – not knowing what it’s supposed to taste like or what reaction he’s supposed to have. He gets behind the wheel (only one beer Officer) and plows into your neighbors 90th birthday party for the family matriarch. That family sues your family but you won’t bother going after the beer distributor or brewery because it’s not their fault…

  • mountainmedicineco

    If she could be 33 weeks pregnant and want to do heroin not sure this is all that bad

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