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Edison Man Charged With Drug-Related Fatality

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EDISON, NJ - An Edison man has been charged with selling drugs that resulted in the death of another.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey and Chief Thomas Bryan of the Edison Police Department said a township man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of providing drugs that caused the death of another township man.

Emile “Oatmeal” Constable Jr., 25, was charged with one count of strict liability for selling drugs to Aniq Ali, 23, who subsequently died.

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Constable was charged when toxicological testing showed that the victim died on Feb. 24 after ingesting heroin. Bail has been set at $100,000.

The defendant initially was arrested on Feb. 25 and was charged with distributing a controlled dangerous substance to the victim. He also had been charged with possession with intent to distribute in an unrelated case, one count of possession and one count of possession with intent to distribute.

The new charge was filed during an investigation by Detective Theodore Hamer of the Edison Police Department and Detective Wayne Canastra and Detective David Abromaitis, both of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office.

During the investigation it was determined that the defendant sold 10 bags of heroin to the victim. Each bag contained approximately one gram of heroin.

Prosecutor Carey said the drug-related death is a grim reminder of the dangers of heroin, the use of which has risen among young people in recent years.

“Addressing the heroin and opioid epidemic requires a two pronged approach.  First, we must provide education and effective treatment for those wrestling with addiction. Secondly, we must aggressively investigate and prosecute those responsible for the deaths of so many addicts in New Jersey,” Prosecutor Carey said.

 

“To protect our citizens, law enforcement must target those who selfishly profit from dealing drugs, and are responsible for the violence and deaths which are part of the illegal drug trade,” Prosecutor Carey said.

 

The investigation is active and is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to call Detective Hamer of the Edison Police Department at (732) 248-7400, Detective Canastra of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-3809, or Detective Abromaitis of the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office at (732) 745-4436.

As is the case with all criminal defendants, the charges against Constable are merely accusations and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Note to editors: Questions may be directed to Jim O’Neill, public information officer, at (732) 745-3300. 

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