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Lindenwold Woman Arrested in Connection with Drug Overdose Death


Camden County Prosecutor Mary Eva Colalillo and Lindenwold Police Chief Thomas Brennan announce the arrest of a Lindenwold woman today that allegedly supplied drugs to an overdose victim.

According to authorities, on Sept. 5, Lindenwold Police responded to the scene of a drug overdose involving two victims.

Victim #1 was located on the bedroom floor unconscious and breathing. He was revived by Emergency Medical Personnel using Narcan and transported to an area hospital for follow-up medical treatment. The second victim was found deceased in the bathroom.

The investigation by Camden County Prosecutor’s Office Detective Dylan Deacon and Lindenwold Police Detective Christopher Sherrer revealed that the overdose victims purchased Fentanyl from a woman in Lindenwold.

Lisa Hicks, 28, of Lindenwold was charged on Oct. 11, 2016 with one count of third-degree possession with intent to distribute and one count of second-degree distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of Lindenwold Towers. Bail was set at $50,000.00 full cash.

According to officials, on Dec. 12th Detectives received the toxically report confirming the second victim’s cause of death was an overdose of Fentanyl prompting an additional charge to be filed.

Hicks was charged with one count of first-degree Strict Liability Death. Bail was set at $200,000.00 full cash.

Hicks was located and arrested on the 1100 block of Princess Avenue today by members of the Camden County Suburban Narcotics Unit and the Camden County Sheriff’s Department Officer Goonan.