Man charged in local drug death is arraigned

Photo by Ted Lutz – Edward Valeri (center) of Bristol, near Philadelphia, heads to the McKean County Jail after his arraignment Wednesday evening before Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman. Valeri faces five charges linked to a 2016 Kane drug death. Escorting Valeri from the Kane court are State Police Troopers Dan Nestler (left) and Neil Ginther (right).
Ted Lutz
Staff Writer

A man linked with the 2016 drug death of a Kane woman was arraigned Wednesday evening in Kane District Court.
Edward Samuel Valeri, 41, is charged with the alleged sale of morphine to Suzie Christina Salter Witherell of 47 Pond St., East Kane.
Witherell, 43, was found dead in her bed at the residence on Feb. 29, 2016.
In concluding the arraignment, Kane District Court Judge Dave Engman set bail at $250,000 cash.