A Warsaw man whose girlfriend was found dead from a heroin overdose in 2017 has been sentenced to over 20 years in prison for possession of a firearm in connection with drug trafficking and intent to distribute heroin.
Darin Devon Hurd was charged by federal authorities in November, 2017. In September of that year, Hurd’s girlfriend was found dead of an accidental heroin overdose in a Winona Lake home.
Hurd told investigators he’d used heroin with the woman – 27-year-old Brittany Weaver – that morning, according to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Indiana office. He added that he had regularly sold heroin in the area for $400 for 7 ounces, prosecutors said.
The couple’s toddler son tested positive for heroin.
“Heroin overdoses are an epidemic in our country, and the Northern District of Indiana is not immune. Mr. Hurd’s conduct contributed to a premature death that left a small child without a mother,” said U.S. Attorney Thomas Kirsch II.
This case was investigated by ATF with the assistance of Winona Lake Police Department, Warsaw Police Department, Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department, Indiana State Police, and the Kosciusko County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office.