Inmate Admits To Giving Drugs That Killed Another Toms River Inmate

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  MONMOUTH COUNTY – An inmate at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) has admitted to sneaking drugs into jail and giving them to an inmate which resulted in an overdose death.

  Alvino Hinton, 48, of Long Branch pleaded guilty to a single count of Strict Liability for a Drug-Induced Death.

  According to authorities, officers at the Monmouth County Correctional Institution (MCCI) found David Egner, 31, of Toms River, non-responsive on the floor of his cell on April 17, 2022 around 9 a.m.

  Medical first aid was immediately rendered and Egner was brought to a local hospital for treatment. He was diagnosed as suffering from heroin/fentanyl poisoning and later on the same day was pronounced deceased, officials said.

  Investigation led police to discovering Egner had entered Hinton’s cell to deliver a tray of food. At that time, Hinton admitted during his plea hearing, he provided Egner with a quantity of heroin laced with fentanyl. Hinton was formally charged in August 2022.

  Hinton faces a term of 10 years in state prison, with at least 85 percent of the term to be served prior to the possibility of parole under the provisions of New Jersey’s No Early Release Act (NERA). Sentencing in the case has been tentatively scheduled for August 11.