Drug Dealer Sentenced To Prison For Drug Overdose Death

Shemar Jackson

  TOMS RIVER – A dealer has been sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison after selling drugs to a man which resulted in his death, officials said.

  Shemar Jackson, 22, of Galloway Township, previously pleaded guilty to Strict Liability Drug Induced Death in connection to a drug overdose that occurred on December 5, 2019, police said.

  Jackson will be required to serve at least 85 percent of his prison sentence before he may be considered for parole eligibility. 

  The victim was a 24-year-old man who died in a home in Toms River. Police said that the heroin and fentanyl found in his system led officers to Jackson who supplied the drugs the day before. Jackson was arrested at his residence in Galloway Township on January 23, 2020, by officers of the Galloway Township Police Department and Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledges the diligent efforts of Supervising Assistant Prosecutor Kristin Pressman and Assistant Prosecutor Kaitlyn Burke 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, Toms River Township Police Department, Barnegat Township Police Department Crime Reduction Unit, Galloway Township Police Department, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, for their collective efforts in connection with this investigation leading to Jackson’s apprehension, guilty plea, and now his state prison sentence.