Authorities in Ocean County said Mr. Dandre Tubbs, 33, of Manchester, was charged with Strict Liability Drug Induced Death in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-9a, relative to the death of a 35-year-old male in Manchester on August 16, 2021.
Officials say 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 the same day.
On August 19, 2021, Tubbs was arrested and charged with three counts of Distribution of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-5b(3); two counts of Possession of Heroin in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of Alprazolam in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:35-10a(1); Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:36-6a; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia in violation of N.J.S.A. 2C:36-2a.
Officials said the 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, officials charged Tubbs with Strict Liability Drug Induced Death.
Tubbs has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since his arrest on August 19, 2021.