Dealer Admits To Selling Lethal Dose Of Fentanyl

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  NEWARK – A Trenton woman admitted she sold the fentanyl which led to an overdose of a Monmouth County woman.

  Tarashanna Blake, 33, pleaded guilty to one count of distribution and possession with intent to distribute fentanyl relating to the overdose death of a 39-year-old victim in Englishtown.

  Police said the victim texted Blake on May 15, 2018, looking to buy heroin. They discussed the purchase and the price, and where to meet.

  The “stamp” or “brand” of heroin was called “CAMEL,” but it was actually fentanyl. It was sold to the victim and she died of an overdose, police said.

  Blake faces a penalty of up to 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine at her December 3 sentencing.

  Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig thanked special agents of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Susan A. Gibson; detectives from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office, under the direction of Acting Prosecutor Lori Linskey; the Englishtown Police Department, under the direction of Peter S. Cooke Jr.; and Trenton Police Department’s Narcotics Task Force, under the direction of Acting Police Director Steve Wilson.