Man accused of dealing deadly dose of heroin faces judge

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WESTMORELAND COUNTY, Pa. —

Channel 11 was the only station in court Thursday as a man accused of dealing a deadly dose of heroin faced a judge.

Kyland Napper could spend up to 40 years in jail.

Police said he supplied Sage Capozzi with heroin in March 2012.  Capozzi died.

“He’s not an addict.  He’s a dealer, a straight-up dealer, and he needs to go down,” said Sage’s father, Carmen Capozzi,

Carmen Capozzi wants people to know about his son and the addiction that took his life.

“On the way here, I saw kids getting on a school bus, and I thought, ‘You know what? That’s why I’m doing this,’” he said.

Sage Capozzi’s girlfriend testified she witnessed her boyfriend buying heroin from Napper.  She said she later used it in a Monroeville store and at a motel.

“The only heroin that was there or drugs that were used were those supplied by Mr. Napper to Mr. Capozzi,” said assistant district attorney Leo Ciaramitaro.

Napper was charged earlier this month after a two-year long investigation.

At the time of his arrest, he was in jail on charges that he was part of a sprawling heroin ring in Wilkinsburg, where police said kids were used as drug runners.