Ocean City Woman Pleads Guilty to Drug-Induced Death of Man

MAYS LANDING- An Ocean City woman pleaded guilty on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018, in connection to the drug-induced death of a 33-year-old man on June 2, 2017, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Police say, Alissa Cunningham, 31, pleaded guilty to the following charges:

First-degree Strict Liability Drug-Induced Death of William Ang on June 2, 2017, and Possession with Intent to Distribute.

According to authorities, Cunningham is the third person to plead guilty in connection to the George Stokes case and the second of four people who are charged with distributing the drugs that killed William Ang.

George Stokes, 41, who was indicted on 29 charges, including, three counts of first-degree Drug-Induced Death Strict Liability Homicide for the deaths of Hector Santos, 29, William S. Ang, 33, and Caroline Boothby, 22. Stokes was also indicted on first degree Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network, as well as, multiple weapons and drugs charges.

Authorities say on February 1, 2018, an Atlantic County Grand Jury handed up an indictment of 10 individuals—including Cunningham. Six of the defendants are connected to 3 strict liability homicides for the deaths of Hector Santos, William S. Ang, and Caroline Boothby

Cunningham will be sentenced on Feb. 1, 2019, four years in New Jersey State Prison and must serve two years before she is considered for parole. She is currently incarcerated in New Jersey state prison for another offense.

Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office and the Atlantic City Police Department. Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state.