Souderton man convicted of involvement in fatal drug overdose of Perkasie woman

DOYLESTOWN — A 28-year-old Souderton man has been convicted of his involvement in the October 2019 drug overdose death of Alisha Brown, 21, of Perkasie.

Wilmer E. Palacios Ramos pleaded guilty Jan. 13 in Bucks County Court to charges of criminal use of a communications device, court record information shows. He was sentenced to 16 to 32 months in state prison in the negotiated plea deal, the information shows.

The ruling includes ordering Ramos to be placed in a prison boot camp program. Prison boot camp is a disciplinary and training program that may be linked to drug treatment programs, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections. The successful conclusion could lead to a reduction in the minimum sentence, according to the information.

Ramos, Cristine Shafer, 24, of West Rockhill, and Brown went to Philadelphia together on Oct. 1, 2019, where they obtained and shared heroin, investigators said.

At approximately 3:50 a.m. on Oct. 2, officers from the Perkasie Police Department were called to Brown’s home, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Brown’s cause of death was listed as fentanyl toxicity, police said.

Shafer pleaded guilty to manslaughter and supply or possession with intent to supply drug offenses and was sentenced in October 2021 to three to six years in state prison with a recommendation that she undergo drug treatment while in custody.

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