Suspect in Fentanyl Death Moves Closer to Homicide Trial
MAYS LANDING - The Atlantic City man accused of supplying the drugs that killed another man in December, 2016, appears headed for trial, following his indictment on 10 related charges led by strict liability homicide.
Daniel Parrish, 42, was apprehended Thursday, following his indictment for first-degree strict liability homicide in a drug-induced death, according to the office of Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner.
He also faces four third-degree charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance, identified as Fentanyl; third-degree distribution of fentanyl; and two counts each of distribution of fentanyl and distribution of heroin and fentanyl.
Autopsy results for Joseph Robinson, 27, confirmed Fentanyl intoxication as the cause of death. Investigators traced the killer chemical to Parrish.
Cousins sentenced for roles in 2015 shooting death in Buena Vista
Two cousins, acquitted of murder charges for a 2014 gunshot death in Buena Vista Township, are sentenced for their convictions on conspiracy counts.
Hykeem Martin, 25, of Buena, was given a 15-year term. Dominique Washington, 27, was sentenced to 17 years. Each must serve 85 percent of their time, in accord with New Jersey's No Early Release Act.. Martin can expect nearly 13 years in stir. Washington's minimum time equates to nearly 14 and a half years.
Vincent Williams was pronounced dead at the scene on July 3, 2014, when New Jersey State Troopers responded to a report of a man lying on the roadway at 9th Street in Buena.
Investigators narrowed their focus to Martin as the prime suspect. He was arrested in his Newtonville home on January 30, 2015. Washington was extradited from Pennsylvania in September 2016.
Former Atlantic City PD civilian worker charged with theft
A onetime tow lot manager for the Atlantic City Police Department faces serious charges for allegedly stealing fees amounting to nearly $80,000.
Dennis Bell, Sr., formerly of Atlantic City and now of Laurel, Maryland, faces second-degree counts of official misconduct and theft.
Bell was a civilian in charge of the operation, and had worked for the city since 2000, said Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner. He had been suspended without pay, and turned in his resignation Thursday.
Investigators probed finance discrepancies in lot operations for four months before alleging that Bell siphoned the fees over a two-year span. Bell was released on a summons to await hearings.
Fentanyl, weapon seized in prostitution arrest
Allegations of forcing two women to sell their bodies to men result in charges of human trafficking and promoting prostitution against a suspect from Atlantic City.
Tahir Gregory, 38, was apprehended Friday, and faces two counts on each charge, according to Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner, who added that investigators seized more than 100 bags of pure Fentanyl, a handgun, and several electronic devices.
The lengthy probe was a joint effort between Atlantic Cith Police and the FBI Child Exploitation Task Force. Prosecutors seek to keep Gregory detained pending trial.
Source: Atlantic County Prosecutor's Office
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