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Four Indicted in Ocean County Strict Drug-Induced Death

By rlsmetro on
Ocean County

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer has announced the Indictment of several individuals in connection with a Strict Liability Drug-Induced Death which occurred on January 12th.

Officials say on July 23rd, a Grand Jury sitting in Ocean County indicted Curtis M. Geathers, Michael M. Tiedemann, and Tiffany R. Coger with distributing a combination drug packaged in wax folds containing Heroin and Fentanyl to an individual between January 9th and 10th of, 2019, the ingestion of which resulted in that person’s death.

This Indictment is the result of a collaborative investigation conducted by multiple law enforcement agencies in Ocean County, including the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Point Pleasant Borough Police Department, Seaside Heights Police Department, Toms River Township Police Department, Toms River Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team and the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department’s Crime Scene Investigation Unit.

Officials say the investigation revealed that Geathers distributed several wax folds containing a combination of Heroin and Fentanyl to Coger and Tiedemann between the dates of January 5th and January 9th.

According to officials, on January 9th, Tiedemann distributed a quantity of the wax folds that he had bought from Geathers to the victim.

On the morning of January 10th, the victim’s family discovered the victim unresponsive inside the home and contacted the police.

Officials say the victim was pronounced dead on January 12th and it was determined through the investigation that the victim died as a result of ingesting Heroin and Fentanyl.