Drug Delivery Resulting in Death: Web Based Training

Start Time/Date: 12:00 AM Monday, January 4, 2021
End Time/Date: 11:59 PM Thursday, December 16, 2021
ADDRESS: Web Based Training

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Drug Delivery Resulting in Death: Web Based Training

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In response to the opioid epidemic, prosecutors are increasingly seeking to hold offenders accountable for the deaths of individuals to whom they deliver dangerous drugs. Whether prosecuting these crimes under a Drug Delivery Resulting in Death statute or a manslaughter theory, many factors can obscure a drug dealer’s responsibility for the fatal overdose of the consumer. This session will focus on the evidence necessary for building these cases, theories of offender liability, and effective presentation of evidence at trial. The presenter will also discuss office policies, protocols, and other considerations for enhancing the prosecution response to opioid-related deaths. 

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify critical evidence that connects the drug dealer to the victim’s death.
  2. Charge collateral crimes to ensure offender accountability.
  3. Present evidence in a persuasive, compelling manner.


Tonya Lupinacci, Esquire
Consultant to St. Joseph’s University’s (SJU) Center for Addiction and Recovery Education
Former Assistant Chief of Trials for the Firearms and Narcotic Unit
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office


This Free Web Based Training is available to all members of the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association from January 4, 2021 through December 16, 2021. Submit your email address above to register today.

How to Watch

Once you complete registration for this web based training, an email will be sent to you with your CLE form, course materials and a link to watch the video at your leisure. Once you have watched the video, please email your completed CLE form to pdaa@pdaa.org as soon as possible. Please refer to the CLE Form Submission Dates at the bottom of this page to view each month's CLE form deadlines.
Please do not wait until the last day to watch the video. Too many people watching the video at one time will slow the video and affect the quality of your viewing experience. The link to the video will be disabled on the morning of December 17, 2021.


This web based training is worth 2 substantive CLE credits. You must watch the entire presentation to receive credit. Partial credit will not be given. To receive credit you must email your completed CLE form to pdaa@pdaa.org

A complete CLE form will have the following information:

  1. PA Bar ID #
  2. County/Agency Name
  3. Full Name
  4. Signature
  5. Date You Watched the Video
  6. 3 Code Words

Credit will not be given if the above requirements are not met.

 CLE Form Submission Dates

 CLE forms will be collected and submitted once per month. Deadlines for CLE forms are as follows:

  • January 29, 2021
  • February 26, 2021
  • March 26, 2021
  • April 30, 2021
  • May 28, 2021
  • June 25, 2021
  • July 30, 2021
  • August 27, 2021
  • September 24, 2021
  • October 29, 2021
  • November 26, 2021
  • December 16, 2021  

Pennsylvania District Attorneys Institute
2929 North Front Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110