MANCHESTER – A township man was indicted for selling the heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of the user.
Dandre Tubbs, 33, of Manchester, was indicted by an Ocean County Grand Jury on a charge of Strict Liability Drug Induced Death. This stems from the overdose of a 35-year-old man in Manchester on August 16, 2021. He was also indicted on Distribution of Heroin/Fentanyl; Possession of Heroin/Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute; three counts of Possession of Heroin/Fentanyl; and Possession of Alprazolam.
An investigation into the man’s death led to information that Tubbs allegedly sold the drugs the day before. He was arrested on August 19, 2021 and has been in jail ever since.
Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer thanked Senior Assistant Prosecutor Kristin Pressman who is handling the case on behalf of the State, as well as the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Strike Force, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office High Tech Crime Unit, Manchester Township Police Department Detective Bureau, Manchester Township Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team, Manchester Township Police Department K-9 Unit, Manchester Township Police Department Patrol Division, Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, and Ocean County Medical Examiner’s Office, for their combined and collaborative efforts in connection with this investigation.
Charges are merely accusations until proven in a court of law.