NEWS RELEASE

The Union County Prosecutor’s Office
32 Rahway Avenue Elizabeth, NJ 07202
Theodore J. Romankow
Prosecutor

Contact:
John Holl
(908) 527-4621
jholl@ucnj.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 3, 2010

Last week, the Union County Homicide Task Force charged and arrested a 20-year-old Martinsville, NJ woman with the deaths of two Springfield residents.

Megan Plank DOB: of Somerset County is charged with two counts of 1st Degree Drug Induced Death and one count of 3rd Degree Distribution of Heroin in relation to the November 12, 2009 11/12/2009 overdose Christopher Coppola and Sara Malaker in Springfield.

According to the investigation Coppola of Bridgewater and Malaker of Springfield purchased herion from Plank earlier in the day. The pair returned to Malaker’s home in Springfield. Both were 20-years-old, said Romaknow.

The pair were found by Malaker’s mother the following day. Both, according to the Medical Examiner died from acute heroin intoxication, said Romankow.

Judge Robert J. Mega signed warrants against Plank and set bail at 200,000.00.

This remains an active investigation, anyone with information is asked to call Task Force Sgt. Dean Marcantonio at (908) 527-4699.

These criminal charges are mere accusations. The defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.