Ocean County Man Pleads Guilty In Drug Overdose Death

Dandre Tubbs (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  MANCHESTER – A township man has pled guilty to selling heroin and fentanyl that resulted in the overdose death of the user.

  Dandre Tubbs, 33, of Manchester pled guilty to Manslaughter as well as Distribution of Fentanyl in connection with the death of a 35-year-old man in Manchester on August 16, 2021.

  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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  On August 19, 2021, Tubbs was arrested by officers during a motor vehicle stop and has been lodged in the Ocean County Jail since the date of his arrest.

  Tubbs is facing seven years in New Jersey State Prison for the Manslaughter charge as well as seven years for the Distribution of Fentanyl charge. Tubbs also pled guilty to an unrelated charge of Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute, which the State will be recommending a term of four years.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledges the diligent efforts of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Kristin Pressman and Assistant Prosecutor Victoria Veni who are 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, leading to Tubbs’ guilty pleas and soon his state prison sentence.