A Sicklerville New Jersey man has been charged with homicide after allegedly selling drugs to a person who subsequently suffered a fatal drug overdose.
The South Jersey suspect is accused of selling heroin to a Marlton NJ man in November 2015. When the drug buyer used the heroin in Evesham Township, he reportedly suffered a heroin overdose and later died.
The Evesham Township Police Department investigated the death and determined that the suspect likely sold the heroin to the victim.
Evesham police officers joined forces with members of the US Marshals Regional Task Force to located and apprehend the suspect at his home in Winslow Township, NJ.
The 35-year-old suspect lives in Sicklerville, which is an unincorporated community in Winslow, New Jersey. He faces criminal charges for first degree strict liability for drug-induced death.
Although NJ prosecutors rarely bring first degree murder charges in cases like this, it could happen more and more in the future as law enforcement cracks down on distribution of drugs.
If the suspect is eventually convicted of a first degree felony in the case, he could be sentenced to 10-20 years in NJ State Prison.
After being arrested and processed, the suspect was remanded to the Burlington County Jail in Mount Holly, New Jersey. He was being held at the jail in lieu of a $200K bail amount.
For additional information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “N.J. Man Sold Heroin Resulting in Fatal Overdose, Police Say.”