Man Charged In Drug Overdose Death To Remain Detained

Dandre Tubbs (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  MANCHESTER – A man who has been charged for the death of someone who overdosed and died will remain detained pending trail, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said.

  Dandre Tubbs, 33, of Manchester, was charged with Strict Liability Drug Induced Death in connection with the death of a 35-year-old man in Manchester on August 16.

  Police had found an unresponsive man at his home and found that his death was due to large levels of heroin and fentanyl.

  The Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crime Unit and Manchester Township Police Department Detective Bureau later discovered that Tubbs had supplied these drugs to the victim just one day earlier.

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  Tubbs was previously charged on August 19 with three counts of Distribution of Heroin; two counts of Possession of Heroin; Possession of Alprazolam; Possession of a Hypodermic Syringe; and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

  Tubbs has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since he was arrested on the aforementioned charges on August 19.

  The charges referenced are merely accusations and the public are reminded that all defendants are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.