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Manchester Man Indicted for Strict Liability Drug Induced Death

Manchester Township

Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced that on October 27, Dandre Tubbs, 33, of Manchester, was indicted on a charge of Strict Liability Drug Induced Death relative to the death of a 35-year-old male in Manchester on August 16. 

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, Tubbs was also indicted on charges of Distribution of Heroin/Fentanyl, Possession of Heroin/Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Heroin/Fentanyl and Possession of Alprazolam.

Prosecutor Billhimer said that on August 16, officers from the Manchester Township Police Department responded to a residence for a report of an unresponsive 35-year-old male. Upon arrival, the officers discovered that the male was already deceased from an apparent drug overdose.

A subsequent investigation by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Manchester Township Police Department Detective Bureau determined that Tubbs supplied heroin and fentanyl to the victim on August 15. 

According to Prosecutor Billhimer, on August 19, Tubbs was arrested and charged with Distribution of Heroin, Possession of Heroin, Possession of Alprazolam, Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Further investigation and toxicology analysis recently received by the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office confirmed the presence of heroin and fentanyl in the victim’s system. 

Based upon this toxicology analysis, the Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that the heroin and fentanyl found in the victim’s system were the cause of his death. 

As a consequence, Tubbs was charged with Strict Liability Drug Induced Death.

Tubbs has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest on August 19.