CAMDEN, NJ — A 30-year-old man from the 200 block of Ablett Village in Camden has been charged for causing the fatal overdose of a Medford Township woman, Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Medford Township Police Department Chief Richard Meder announced Tuesday.
Tareese Brown, who authorities said was a drug dealer, allegedly sold the 55-year-old woman fentanyl-laced heroin and cocaine last year.
He was arrested Feb. 20, following an investigation.
“The investigation began on September 22 after officers from the Medford Township Police Department were called to Club House Lane for a report of an unresponsive [woman],” the Burlington County Prosecutor’s Office said in a release. “An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined the woman died of fentanyl and cocaine toxicity.”
Following an investigation, officials said the fatal overdose was found to be linked to drugs sold by Brown. He was arrested by the US Marshals Service New York/New Jersey Regional Fugitive Task Force last week.
Brown has been charged with strict liability for a drug-induced death, 10 counts of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, 10 counts of distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, and two counts of conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.
Another Camden man, Rashan Demby (pictured in gallery above) was also charged as part of the investigation.
Demby, 33 of the 1200 block of Langham Avenue, was charged with two counts each of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, distribution of a controlled dangerous substance and conspiracy to distribute a controlled dangerous substance.
He was arrested in Mount Holly on Feb. 21 by the Burlington County Sheriff's Department.
Both men are in the Burlington County Jail awaiting a pre-trial detention hearing.