2 charged in connection with overdose death held for trial



DELMONT, Pa. - Two people who were arrested earlier this year on charges of providing the heroin that killed a 24-year-old Delmont man in February and then removing syringes and other evidence from the house faced a judge Tuesday.

Ryan Robert Paul, 25, of Murrysville, allegedly sold heroin to Joshua Perne on Feb. 15, according to an affidavit of probable cause.

Through a review of Perne's cellphone calls and text messages, police learned that Lisa Lynn Kaciubij, 39, of Delmont, contributed money toward the purchase.

Paul and Kaciubij face charges of drug delivery resulting in death and tampering with evidence.

Paul allegedly delivered the heroin to Kaciubij's home and left. When Kaciubij found Perne unconscious, she made two calls to Paul. He returned and helped her remove four syringes and several empty stamp bags that contained the heroin, according to the affidavit.

Later that day, an undercover task force agent purchased heroin from Paul. He was arrested and admitted to selling the heroin to Perne and helping to remove the evidence, according to the complaint.

Channel 11’s Joe Holden reported Tuesday that all charges were held for trial.

Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE contributed to this report.