Harrisburg, PA – Two Clarion County women are being charged for allegedly delivering fentanyl to a man who died of an overdose.

58-year-old Jennifer Best of Shippenville and 41-year-old Elva Confer, currently housed in Muncy State Prison, were charged with drug delivery resulting in death, delivery of a controlled substance (fentanyl) and possession with intent to deliver.

35-year-old Donald Brown of Clarion was found dead in his home on April 2. Police say he had gone to a pain clinic in the days before his death, where he was denied prescriptions. Brown called Confer and told her he needed fentanyl patches. Confer allegedly gave Brown three fentanyl patches, which she reportedly bought from Best.


Attorney General Josh Shapiro is making use of a statute that has been in Pennsylvania law since 2011 that allows police to file charges for drug delivery resulting in death. Since January, Shapiro has filed these charges in six cases and is expected to use the statute more in the future.

Shapiro praised the officers, saying that two more drug dealers are now off of the streets.