TRENTON – A Keyport man was sentenced to 10 years in state prison for drug overdose deaths of two persons.
Terrill Spann, 31, pleaded guilty back in October to two counts of first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death. He admitted to supplying heroin and fentanyl that killed Wayne Cameron Jr., 29, of Aberdeen, and Gabriella Guidetti, 26, of Old Bridge.
Cameron was found dead in his bedroom Aug. 3, 2017, killed by fentanyl and heroin. Guidetti was found dead in her bedroom Aug. 19, 2017 from a fentanyl overdose.
Spann was arrested Dec. 7 that year in connection to the deaths. His sentencing includes 8-1/2 years parole ineligibility for each count; the sentences will run concurrently.
“Spann was dealing heroin laced with fentanyl, a dangerous mix that is killing far too many people in New Jersey,” Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said. “We are sending a message through these prosecutions that drug dealers who callously profit by fueling the epidemic of opiate addiction will face stern prison sentences when their products prove deadly.”
“We are working closely with law enforcement partners across the state to hold drug dealers strictly liable when the dangerous narcotics they traffic into our communities cause overdose deaths,” Director Veronica Allende of the Division of Criminal Justice said. “New Jersey’s strict-liability statute is an important tool that we are using as part of our multi-faceted efforts to fight the opioid epidemic – efforts that also include prevention and treatment strategies.”