Jury finds Schneider not guilty of delivery, overdose deaths

Max Schneider acquitted of delivery of a controlled substance, involuntary manslaughter related to Saratoga fentanyl deaths

Late in the morning of August 31, the trial of Max Jacob Schneider came to an end as the jury delivered a verdict of not guilty on all three charges faced by the 24-year-old Saratoga man.

Schneider was arrested on February 17 following an investigation into the deaths of Megan Cassidee Wingo, 27, and Richard Heap, 28, around February 4. He pleaded not guilty to the charges which were delivery of a controlled substance and two counts of involuntary manslaughter.

According to an affidavit of probable cause filed by the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office, Scheider had allegedly found a small plastic...

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