Southeastern PA

Chester County man guilty of giving teens heroin

His girlfriend also injected her teen daughter

WEST CHESTER, Pa. - A Chester County jury has found a man guilty of providing heroin to his girlfriend's teenage daughter and her friend.

A jury last week found Jameson Burn guilty of child endangerment, conspiracy, corruption of minors, reckless endangerment and drug possession.

The Chester County district attorney's office accused Burn in 2015 of providing heroin to his girlfriend's then-14-year-old daughter and the daughter's 16-year-old friend. Authorities said the teens snorted the heroin.

Jessica Riffey already pleaded guilty to similar charges after authorities said she provided heroin to the teens inside her home on Telegraph Road in West Caln Township.

Investigators said Riffey even injected the children with heroin.

Police made the discovery after responding to the house to conduct a welfare check on Riffey's daughter.

Riffey pleaded guilty in May 2016 to conspiracy, child endangerment and drug charges. She was sentenced to up to two years in prison followed by five years' probation.


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