FLEMINGTON, NJ – A man found guilty for his role in a fatal drug overdose has been sentenced to a decade in state prison.

Christopher T. Brown, 40, of Irvington, was sentenced yesterday by Judge Robert Reed after a jury trial, according to a press release from  Hunterdon County Prosecutor Anthony P. Kearns, III.

Brown was found guilty by a Hunterdon County jury on charges stemming from the April, 2018 death of a Raritan Township man. His indictment followed “an intensive four month investigation” by Kearns’ Gangs, Guns, & Narcotics Task Force and Raritan Township police, Kearns said at the time.

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Brown was found guilty of conspiracy to possess heroin and possession of heroin with intent to distribute, both third-degree crimes, Kearns said.

“I would like to commend the law enforcement officers and detectives from the Raritan Township Police Department and the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office for their dedication and hard work in this case,” Kearns said in a press release. “I would also like to thank Assistant Prosecutor David Culley for his outstanding efforts.”