JammedUp News

News

New Jersey drug dealer accused of selling crack cocaine laced with fentanyl resulting in three deaths in single day charged with murder

May 16, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
New Jersey drug dealer accused of selling crack cocaine laced with fentanyl resulting in three deaths in single day charged with murder

Are you in a legal jam? Find a Lawyer, Bail Bondsman or Private Investigator on JammedUp.

A New Jersey drug dealer who reportedly sold crack cocaine laced with fentanyl resulting in the deaths of three people and sent multiple other victims to the hospital in a single day has been indicted for murder.

The indictment states 38-year-old George Rayford distributed lethal quantities of the drugs from his residence in Rahway, New Jersey, on December 22nd.

Authorities say that same day, 41-year-old Nicole Taylor, 53-year-old, Kacina Vanderburg, and 67-year-old Harold Johnston, all Rahway residents, died from overdoses after consuming the drugs.

Police officials indicated that the fatal overdoes correlated with an unknown number of other users being treated at a hospital after overdosing that very same day.

Fentanyl is a deadly opioid pain medicine that is 50 times more potent than heroin that has become a major component in the nation’s burgeoning opioid crisis.

The substance can be fatal on its own and is even more lethal when combined with crack cocaine, a powerful, chemically altered version of cocaine.

Rayford was apprehended in February and has in custody awaiting trial.

Along with the murder charges, he also faces several charges of drug possession and distribution in the 13-count indictment, Local News 12 reported.

If convicted, the accused drug dealer faces several decades behind bars.

Get the latest news from the world of crime