A Jefferson New Jersey man who allegedly sold a fatal dose of heroin in Wharton NJ could soon be charged with homicide.
The suspect is a 41-year-old male resident of Jefferson in Morris County, New Jersey. He has already been charged with distribution of heroin. However, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office is still investigating the suspect and could soon bring homicide charges against the suspect because the person he allegedly sold the heroin to later died due to a drug overdose.
The suspect allegedly sold the drugs to the victim in Wharton, NJ. The person who bought the drugs reportedly died as a result of a heroin overdose.
The suspect is being held at the Morris County Correctional Facility in Morristown, NJ. His bail amount is $125,000, but that figure could rise if Morris County prosecutors decide to charge the suspect with homicide.
In New Jersey, a person who sells a deadly dose of drugs can potentially be charged with homicide under the New Jersey Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death law. A conviction could result in several years behind bars.
For additional information about this case, check out the NJ.com article, “Man under Investigation over Fatal Heroin Overdose, Report Says.”