A Lacey man has turned himself into police after being charged with Strict Legal responsibility Induced Dying for mixing heroin with fentanyl then promoting it to a girl who later overdosed in Toms River.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer and Toms River Police Chief Mitch Little issued a joint assertion on Friday saying the costs in opposition to 34-year previous Jehmar Barrett for inflicting the dying of the 35-year previous girl on November 24, 2020.
That is the day Toms River Police Officers discovered her useless from an obvious drug overdose in a house on Alabama Avenue.
An investigation by Toms River Detectives and the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Workplace Main Crime Unit led them to be taught that Barrett allegedly offered her Heroin and Cocaine the day earlier than.
Barrett was initially charged with Distribution of Heroin, Distribution of Cocaine, Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin and Possession of Heroin, Possession of Cocaine and Eluding.
When investigators acquired the toxicology outcomes of the deceased sufferer, they discovered there was Fentanyl in her system.
“It was decided by way of laboratory evaluation that the managed harmful substance allegedly offered to the sufferer by Barrett – initially believed to be Heroin – was, in actual fact, Fentanyl, matching the Fentanyl present in sufferer’s system.”
The Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Workplace was then in a position to decide the Fentanyl is what brought on her dying.
Barrett was then charged with Strict Legal responsibility Induced Dying on Thursday of this week and turned himself to Toms River Police this morning.
He was delivered to the Ocean County Jail, the place he stays pending a detention listening to.
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