ATLANTIC CITY, NJ – An Atlantic City drug dealer is going to prison for 7 years for the death of a female customer who overdosed on the fentanyl-laced heroin he sold her.
Kahlil Carpenter, 31, pled guilty last month to Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree) in exchange for the prison term for the 2019 death of a 37-year old woman.
Burlington County Prosecutor LaChia Bradshaw said, “[Carpenter] has been sentenced to seven years in New Jersey state prison for causing the death of a 37-year-old woman who fatally overdosed in 2019 on fentanyl-laced heroin he sold to her the day before she died.”
“Fentanyl has destroyed so many families and devastated several of our communities,” Prosecutor Bradshaw said. “We must take extraordinary measures to offer protection against such harmful, and often deadly, effects.”
According to the ACOPO:
The investigation began December 14, 2019, after Evesham Township police officers were dispatched to Inverness Circle for a report of an unconscious and unresponsive female. They entered the home and found the decedent, Holly Morris, in her bed.
An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined she died from fentanyl toxicity, with levels in her system five times greater than the amount necessary to cause death.
The investigation determined that Morris had met Carpenter in Lumberton Township on December 13, 2019 to purchase the drugs.