Polk County Man Facing Murder Charges

Updated: Tuesday, September 2 2014, 06:45 PM EDT
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Deputies have extradited a Pennsylvania man to Polk County to face murder charges.

They say 25-year-old Sean Harrington mailed a package of drugs to a woman, killing her. He's charged with second-degree murder and selling narcotics.

Deputies say Harrington sold the drugs to 24-year-old Elisif Bruun of Bar Harbor, Maine while she was staying at a Polk County treatment center.

The warrants say Harrington mailed heroin and cocaine to the center. Deputies found her dead there after using the drugs.

Harrington was escorted into the Polk County Courthouse on Tuesday and arraigned on second-degree murder and drug charges.

Deputies and prosecutors say this case could show the long arm of the law.

"He did it for profit, and then it caused the death of this young lady, and in North Carolina, the law has always recognized that someone providing illegal narcotics that causes the recipient's death, can be charged with second-degree murder," District Attorney Greg Newman said.

Detectives used phone, internet and postal records to track down Harrington in Philadelphia.

The judge told Harrington he could face a maximum of more than 50 years in prison.

Harrington asked the judge for a court-appointed attorney.

He's in jail under $450,000 bond.

Newman says he will present the case to the grand jury on Sept. 15.Polk County Man Facing Murder Charges
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