Police in Jefferson Township NJ are investigating a Paterson man for possibly selling heroin to someone who later died due to an overdose.
The suspect is a 28-year-old man from Paterson, New Jersey. According to Morris County prosecutors, telephone records indicate that the suspect may have sold heroin to the victim shortly before the victim died.
The suspect has not been charged in connection with the Jefferson NJ heroin overdose death. However, he is currently the subject of an investigation and could potentially face charges for strict liability homicide for a drug-induced death and heroin distribution. Since strict liability homicide is a first degree crime, the penalties for a conviction would be severe.
While Morris County authorities investigate the fatal heroin overdose in Jefferson Township, the suspect is being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, New Jersey.
For further information about this case, see the DailyRecord.com article, “Drug Probe Under Way into Jefferson Man’s Fatal Overdose.”