Barnegat, NJ man pleads guilty to Manslaughter in overdose death of woman in Point Pleasant, NJ
A Barnegat Township man faces a few years in prison after pleading guilty to Manslaughter for selling a woman in Point Pleasant, who later died, Heroin mixed with Fentanyl.
For the Manslaughter charge in the death of a woman in the borough of Point Pleasant on January 10, 2019, Curtis Geathers, 37, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced that at his sentencing on July 22, the State will be recommending a sentence of four-years in prison and five-years for the unrelated charge of Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute and the sentences would run concurrently.
Prosecutor Billhimer also said that prior to the plea deal in court by Geathers, the family of the victim was consulted and approved of the agreement.
Their loved one was taken from them on January 12, 2019, at a home in the borough where Point Pleasant Police had responded to following a report of an unresponsive woman who was later brought to Ocean University Medical Center in Brick Township where she passed away.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, and Point Pleasant Borough Police Department, learned through their ensuing investigation that Geathers supplied the heroin and fentanyl that killed the woman.
It was confirmed in a toxicology report received by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office which ruled the cause of the victim’s death to be Acetyl Fentanyl Toxicity.
Geathers was arrested by Detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, and Berkeley Township Police Department in February of 2019 and has been in the Ocean County Jail ever since.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer also announced that Ocean County Senior Assistant Prosecutor Ashley Angelo is handling the case on behalf of the State.