Ocean County Man Pleads Guilty To Manslaughter

Curtis Geathers. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)
Curtis Geathers. (Photo courtesy Ocean County Jail)

  POINT PLEASANT – A man who supplied fentanyl to someone who overdosed has pled guilty to manslaughter.

  The victim, whose name was not released, died of an overdose on January 12, 2019.

  Curtis Geathers, 37, of Barnegat, supplied the heroin and fentanyl that she took two days earlier. He pled guilty to Manslaughter. At his sentencing on July 22, he faces a possible term of four years in state prison. He would have to serve 85% of that sentence before being eligible for parole.

  Geathers also pled guilty to an unrelated charge of Possession of Fentanyl with Intent to Distribute. He faces another five years for that. The sentences are to run concurrently. 

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  The prosecutor’s office said that this plea agreement was entered into in consultation with – and with the approval of – the victim’s family.

  Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer acknowledged the efforts of Senior Assistant Prosecutor Ashley Angelo who is 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, Point Pleasant Borough Police Department, Berkeley Township Police Department, Seaside Heights Police Department, Toms River Township Police Department, Toms River Police Department Special Enforcement Team, and Ocean County Sheriff’s Office Crime Scene Investigation Unit, for their collaborative assistance in connection with this investigation leading to Geathers’ guilty plea, and soon his state prison sentence.