Ciara Hadrick, a 30-year-old mother of three, was staying in a Pennsylvania hospital for just a week before she was mysteriously found dead.
On April 30, the mother was admitted to Einstein Medical Center in East Norriton for unknown causes.
She started to receive visits from a Pennsylvania man just a day later, according to the Daily Mail.Screenshot/Facebook
Travis Siuta, a 29-year-old drug dealer, first visited the hospital on May 1 after communicating with Hadrick via text message.
And he didn’t come empty-handed.
According to CBS Philly, Siuta allegedly visited the young mother’s hospital room five times over several days to bring her various drugs.
On May 6, he would see the stay-at-home mom one last time.
At around 2:30 a.m., a nurse found Hadrick unresponsive on the floor of her hospital bathroom. Sadly, the mother of three died a short time later.
Security footage from that night showed that Siuta had visited her for eight minutes before leaving her hospital room.
Just hours later, she passed away.Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
The cause? A mixture of heroin and pills that were allegedly hand-delivered by Siuta, according to CBS Philly.
Police found a bag of heroin and a needle on the floor beside the mother. Siuta had also sold her pure fentanyl, an extremely powerful opioid.
On Wednesday, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele said that the man was arraigned on charges of drug delivery resulting in death, telling the Daily Mail:
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office
“Ciara Hadrick died from being poisoned while in a hospital, surrounded by people trying to help her. And this dealer hand delivers poison to her bedside five times, including in the middle of the night.”
Steele said that the dealer’s crime is considered a homicide, and he can face up to 40 years in prison:
“Dealers peddling their poison — delivering right to the victim’s door — and preying upon those suffering from the disease of addiction should think twice about doing so in Montgomery County.”
Einstein Medical Center is now reviewing their visitor policy after the incident. Siuta’s preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 9.
Hadrick was a stay-at-home mom who cared for her three young children. It’s unclear who will care for them now that they’ve tragically lost their mother.