Illegal Drug Overdose Leads to Arrest of Brick Township Dealer

Ocean County Man Arrested for the December Drug Overdose Death of His Customer

According to the Ocean County Signal, Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato, the Brick Township Chief of Police and the Point Pleasant Boro Police Chief announced the arrest of a twenty-two year-old defendant on strict liability drug charges in connection with the December 2013 drug induced death of a twenty-five year-old. Citing the 112 Ocean County deaths attributable to drug overdose in 2013, Coronato highlighted the strong emphasis on consequences for drug dealers by county and municipal officials.

The victim’s December death was determined to be a lethal combination and dosage of street and prescription drugs. As a result, the suspect was charged with First degree Drug Induced Death and Second Degree Manslaughter. He is in Ocean County Jail with $200,000 bail. As a probation violator, the 10% bail reduction is not available to him.

Ocean County is taking affirmative steps in response to the drug epidemic. Heroin charges are common and court officials and police are responding swiftly and strongly. The Law Offices of William Proetta represents individuals charged with drug related criminal offenses, and seeks to assist our clients in getting the help they need to clean themselves up and make better decisions. We hope that 2014’s number of overdose tragedies sees a great decline.

William Proetta

With more than a decade of experience defending clients against criminal charges, founding partner William A. Proetta has successfully handled and tried thousands of cases, from DWI to murder. As a New Jersey native, he has focused his career on helping people in the area where he grew up, serving Middlesex, Ocean, Hudson, and Union counties.