MANCHESTER – A local resident was sentenced for his role in supplying the drugs that resulted in an overdose of a 35-year-old man on August 16, 2021.
Dandre Tubbs, 34, of Manchester, was sentenced to seven years in state prison, and he will have to serve at least 85% of that before being eligible for parole, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer said.
He was also sentenced to seven years for Distribution of Fentanyl, and four years in an unrelated charge of Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute. The sentences will run at the same time.
Prosecutor Billhimer acknowledged the efforts of Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Kristin Pressman and Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Veni who handled 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, Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office Victim Witness Advocacy Unit, Manchester Detective Bureau, Manchester Narcotics Enforcement Team, Manchester K-9 Unit, Manchester 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, leading to Tubbs’ guilty pleas and now his state prison sentence.