DA: Drug Counselor Gave Boyfriend Clean Urine Before His Drug Overdose

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) – Prosecutors say a drug counselor provided her boyfriend clean urine samples and helped him avoid an arrest before he died from a drug overdose.

In an announcement Thursday, Lehigh County District Attorney Jim Martin said the 25-year-old woman is now facing charges of tampering with evidence, obstructing the administration of law and furnishing drug-free urine.

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Martin says Allentown police responding to reports of a drug overdose Oct. 28 found 29-year-old Michael Rubery dead with heroin and needles around his body.

Police seized a cellphone found nearby, and investigators uncovered messages between Rubery and the drug counselor.

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Martin says the woman helped Rubery pass drug tests, informed him about an impending arrest and hid his location from law enforcement after the arrest warrant was issued Oct. 20.

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