Prosecutor: Drug Dealer Indicted in 2019 Death of Burlington County Woman
A Burlington County man, who has been previously indicted in a separate drug possession case, has now been indicted in connection to the drug-induced death of a woman in 2019.
Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina says a grand jury has indicted 35-year-old Antoine Crawley of Pemberton Township for causing the death of 27-year-old Brittney Wallace. Crawley has been charged with first-degree strict liability for drug-induced death, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a CDS with intent to distribute, and Distribution of a CDS.
Crawley pled not guilty during an arraignment in Superior Court earlier this week and he remains held in the Burlington County Jail awaiting trial.
Coffina says Crawley’s co-defendant, 42-year-old Danielle Knight of Wrightstown, has pled guilty to strict liability for drug-induced death and is awaiting sentencing. She has been released on her own recognizance.
Officials say in August 2019, Wallace was found unconscious and unresponsive by her parents in the bathroom at her family’s home; she was pronounced dead at an area hospital. An autopsy determined she died of fentanyl toxicity with a level in her system that was five times what is considered to be a lethal dose. An investigation revealed Knight instructed Crawley to deliver drugs to Wallace at her home.
According to Coffina's office, Crawley was indicted last month, "in a separate case with two co-defendants on drug possession charges stemming from an incident where an officer found heroin and cocaine in their vehicle during a traffic stop early last year in New Hanover Township."