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New Jersey man facing drug charges re 3 deaths

Distributing the drug that kills another person can come with increased charges. A local New Jersey man was arrested recently regarding three drug overdose deaths. The felony drug charges will carry serious consequences if the man is found guilty. Luckily, he will have the opportunity to plead his case in court and present a strong criminal defense. 

Police claim that the man, an alleged drug dealer, distributed crack cocaine laced with fentanyl, a deadly opioid. The authorities allege that when his customers ingested the drugs, they overdosed and died later that same day. An undetermined number of other individuals reportedly experienced nonfatal overdoses in December as well.

Because of the overdose deaths attributed to him, he is facing a charge known as strict liability for a drug-induced death. He also has been charged with drug possession and distribution. The man was arrested in February and has remained in jail since. He is likely working alongside legal counsel to prepare his defense.

The accused man is likely looking at his options for his criminal defense. In order for prosecutors to prevail in court, they must prove that the man was directly linked to the substance that caused the deaths of the three individuals. Drug charges at any level come with potentially severe penalties, time spent in jail and potential loss of one's job. Many people fight the charges with the help of a skilled and experienced attorney who can help them navigate the often confusing criminal justice system in New Jersey. 

Source: U.S. News & World Report, "Indictment: Dealer's Fentanyl-Laced Crack Cocaine Killed 3", May 7, 2018

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