Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Deaths, N.J.S.A. 2c:35-9
Burlington County authorities recently filed charges against an individual for allegedly selling fentanyl-laced cocaine to a college student. Additionally, the authorities claim the substance caused the student to overdose and die. Furthermore, an autopsy apparently determined the death was caused by fentanyl toxicity, per the government. Indeed, a grand jury indicted the individual on a charge of strict liability for drug-induced deaths. Moreover, the indictment includes five counts of possessing or distributing drugs.
Meanwhile in Ocean County, authorities charged a teenager with selling the fatal dose of heroin and fentanyl to a Toms River man. Additionally, the authorities claim this defendant supplied the lethal heroin and fentanyl found in the victim’s system. Consequently, the individual faces a charge of strict liability for drug-induced deaths, per the County Prosecutor. Read More