Manchester resident who caused fatal overdose has been indicted by Grand Jury
The Manchester resident who was arrested and subsequently charged in August for causing the fatal overdose of a man has been indicted by a Grand Jury in Ocean County.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley Billhimer announced in a statement that Dandre Tubbs, 33, of Manchester, was indicted on the charge of Strict Liability Drug Induced Death for causing the death of a 35 year-old man in Manchester on August 16.
Tubbs was also indicted on charges of Distribution of Heroin/Fentanyl, Possession of Heroin/Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute, three counts of Possession of Heroin/Fentany and Possession of Alprazolam.
Manchester Police responded to a residence on August 16 for a report of an unresponsive 35 year-old male and once inside learned that the man was already deceased due to an apparent drug overdose.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Manchester Police Detectives learned through their investigation that Tubbs supplied a lethal concoction of heroin and fentanyl to the man the day prior to his overdose death.
Tubbs was arrested and charged a couple days later on three counts of Distribution of Heroin, two counts of Possession of Heroin, Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office were able to confirm that there was heroin and fentanyl in the victim’s system with a continued investigation and the results of a toxicology report with the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office ruling that those narcotics are what caused his death.
Tubbs was then charged with Strict Liability Drug Induced Death as a result.
He has been in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest.
Prosecutor Billhimer said that Ocean County Senior Assistant Prosecutor Kristin Pressman is handling the case on behalf of the State.