Galloway drug dealer pleads guilty for overdose death of customer

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MAYS LANDING- A Galloway Township drug dealer has pleaded guilty to liability and drug charges in connection to the 2018 fatal overdose of 59 year-old Anthony Tamburelli, Acting Atlantic County Prosecutor Cary Shill announced.

According to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Brian Whitted, 56, pleaded guilty to first-degree Strict Liability for Drug Induced Death, second-degree Conspiracy to Distribute Heroin with co-defendant Emery Chapman, and second degree Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin.

“The plea calls for a sentence of 10 years in New Jersey state prison, subject to the No Early Release Act. Sentencing is scheduled Apr. 28, 2022 with Judge Bernard DeLury,” Shill said.

Court records show that on Monday, December 17, 2018, officers of the Galloway Township Police Department located Tamburelli, deceased in his residence, from a drug overdose. A police investigation revealed that Whitted and Chapman conspired to distribute a heroin and sold Tamburelli the a fatal combination of heroin and fentanyl.