Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief David Irizarry of the Metuchen Police Department said an Old Bridge man was arrested on charges that he provided the drugs that caused the death of a 24-year old borough resident.
Sherman Williams, 67, of Old Bridge, has been charged with one count of strict liability for a drug-induced death for providing the combination of heroin and fentanyl that killed the 24-year old man.
Williams was charged on October 19, 2018, for the drug-induced death of the victim who was found dead in his home on September 28, 2018. The Middlesex County Medical Examiner determined the cause of death to be the result of the combined toxic effects of heroin and fentanyl.
The defendant was previously charged on September 28, 2018, with possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, distribution of a controlled and dangerous substance-heroin, and possession of heroin with intent to distribute.
An investigation by Detective Sergeant Robert Belluscio of the Metuchen Police Department and Detective Erik Larsen of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office determined that the defendant supplied the combination of heroin and fentanyl which caused the victim’s death.
Williams is currently being held at the Middlesex County Adult Correctional Center pending an initial court appearance in New Brunswick Superior Court.
The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Sergeant Belluscio at (732) 632-8500, or Detective Larsen at (732) 745-3263.
As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Williams are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.