The Eastern District of Texas U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox Friday announced it sentenced a Collin County couple for their involvement in a heroin overdose death.
Conner Richard Schaeffer, 28, and Megan Deshane Daniel, 26, both of Frisco, pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin. Schaeffer was sentenced to 240 months in federal prison by U.S. District Judge Sean Jordan on Oct. 29, 2020. The court also sentenced Daniel on Oct. 29, 2020, to 180 months in federal prison.
According to information presented in court, beginning in August 2018, Schaeffer and Daniel conspired to distribute heroin in the Collin County area. Their conspiracy resulted in an individual’s death on Oct. 28, 2018, at a McKinney hospital.
The investigation established that “E.C.” and the overdose victim, “P.C.,” had visited Daniel and her boyfriend, Schaeffer, at a residence in Frisco, Texas. At the time, the court charged Daniel and Schaeffer’s engagement in a conspiracy to distribute heroin and other narcotics from the house. At home, Daniel injected both P.C. and E.C. with heroin at their request and Schaeffer’s presence. According to witnesses, P.C. immediately began showing signs of distress consistent with an overdose. Instead of calling 911, the parties took P.C. to the hospital on their own. At the hospital, staff performed CPR on P.C., but the hospital was unsuccessful in reviving. P.C., and pronounced P.C. dead. Further evidence showed that Schaeffer and Daniel had attempted to hide their role in P.C.’s death by deleting text messages and urging E.C. not to tell the truth about what happened.