LIMA — A Lima man is facing charges for allegedly causing the death of a woman by providing the drugs which caused her to overdose.
Michael Pasterchik, 21, of Lima, was indicted earlier this month by an Allen County grand jury on charges of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony, and trafficking in harmful intoxicants, a felony of the fifth degree.
A written plea of not guilty was entered at his arraignment hearing.
The indictment alleges that Pasterchik on or about April 25 caused the death of Jennifer Moyer as a result of trafficking in intoxicants. He is being held on $200,000 bond.
Court records show a second case pending against Pasterchik which alleges he caused the death of another woman in similar fashion in September.
In that case, police responded to a residence in the 700 block of North Main Street and found an unresponsive female suffering from an apparent drug overdose. She was rushed to a local hospital but was pronounced dead a short time later, according to court documents.
The woman’s boyfriend told police she had purchased heroin earlier in the evening from a subject she called “Mikey” using her cell phone.
Police found the phone and seized it for evidence, later finding Facebook messages between the deceased and Pasterchik describing a place to meet for the alleged drug transaction.