A Hillside, New Jersey man has been sentenced to eight years in prison after admitted that he sold drugs that led to a man’s death in Hanover, NJ.
The suspect is a 35-year-old who lived in Hillside in Union County, NJ. Before the suspect moved to Hillside, he lived in Irvington in Essex County, New Jersey.
According to law enforcement officials, the suspect sold illegal drugs, including heroin and cocaine, to a 31-year-old Hanover man. The victim later used the drugs at a local motel and fatally overdosed.
Police investigated the death and eventually determined that the suspect had sold the drugs to the victim. The suspect was subsequently arrested and charged with numerous crimes, including first degree strict liability for a drug induced death, conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), heroin distribution, and cocaine distribution.
The suspect ultimately avoided trial in Morris County Superior Court in Morristown NJ by reaching a plea agreement with the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office and pleading guilty to the strict liability homicide charges.
Now the suspect has been formally sentenced to eight years in New Jersey State Prison.
For more information about this case, see the NJ.com article, “Man Gets 8 Years Over Fatal Overdose in Hanover.”