Snyder County Court Sentencing for Fatal Overdose Case

MIDDLEBURG –  Snyder County District Attorney Mike Piecuch said 27-year-old Jose Jomar Mercado-Flores of Harrisburg received a minimum sentence five and a half years in state prison, and a maximum of ten years.

In July 2021, state police were called to Shamokin Dam residence for a report of a fatal drug Oxycodone overdose of Benjamin Zimmerman. Further investigation determined that the victim had been killed by consuming drugs obtained by Mercado-Flores.

Mercado-Flores entered a plea to drug delivery resulting in the death, a first-degree felony, and received a sentence of 5 1/2 to 11 years in state prison.

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