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Atlantic City Man Charged with Strict Liability Drug Induced Death in Connection with Fatal Mays Landing Overdose

Mays Landing Atlantic City

An Atlantic City man was arrested after he was indicted on charges of first degree Strict Liability Drug Induced Death and multiple charges of possession and distribution of heroin and fentanyl, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Daniel Parrish, 42, was taken into custody on Thursday after he was indicted with first degree Strict Liability Homicide Drug Induced Death, in connection to the December 10, 2016 overdose death of 27 year-old Joseph Robinson.

An autopsy of Robinson confirmed the cause of death as Fentanyl intoxication and an investigation into Robinson’s death led to the charge that Parrish distributed the fatal substance to Robinson.

Parrish is also indicted on four counts of third degree Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance, namely Fentanyl, third degree Distribution of Fentanyl, two counts of third degree Distribution of Fentanyl and two counts of Distribution of Heroin and Fentanyl.

These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page.

People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.