Sussex man admits supplying heroin used in fatal overdose

NEWTON — A 30-year-old man has admitted to supplying the heroin responsible for a fatal overdose in Wantage two years ago, authorities said.

Steven Smith of Wantage pleaded guilty in Sussex County Superior Court on Tuesday to first-degree strict liability for a drug-induced death in connection with the overdose death of a victim identified by the initials B.A. on Aug. 21, 2015, Sussex County Assistant Prosecutor Brent Rafuse said.

In his plea, Smith said he supplied the victim with heroin through co-defendant Edward Bochinski, Rafuse said.

Smith agreed to serve a sentence of six years in state prison subject …read more

Source: Sussex

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