Overdose at Nursing Home Leads to Suspected Heroin Dealer

On Friday, 12/30/2016, at approximately 9:25 PM, the Stafford Township Police Department was dispatched to an overdose at the Manahawkin Nursing and Rehab located at 1211 Route 72 West in Manahawkin, NJ.

The initial Officers on the scene administered several doses of Narcan to the victim, and she was later transported to Southern Ocean Medical Center.

During the investigation, it was learned the victim was sold fentanyl/heroin from a resident who resides in the facility. A search warrant was obtained in the early morning hours of December 31st for the resident’s room, and was executed by the Stafford Township Drug Enforcement Unit. Approximately twenty (20) glassine envelopes containing suspected heroin/fentanyl were located within the room belonging to Walter Gibbs 59 years old of Atlantic City, NJ.

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Mr. Gibbs was arrested and charged with Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Heroin) and Possession of CDS with the Intent to Distribute (Heroin).


He also had several outstanding warrants from Atlantic City, and later turned over to Atlantic County Sheriff’s Department.

Mr. Gibbs is scheduled to appear in the Ocean County Court at a later date.

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