EHT MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO STRICT LIABILITY DRUG INDUCED DEATH IN CONNECTION TO MAN’S 2016 FATAL OVERDOSE


MAYS LANDING – An Egg Harbor Township man has pleaded guilty to first degree Strict Liability Drug Induced Death and first degree Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network after he was arrested during the execution of a search warrant in August at the Bayview Inn & Suites on Albany Avenue in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Jamal Campos

Jamal Campos, 25, pleaded guilty on Thursday to first degree Strict Liability Homicide Drug Induced Death, first degree Leader of a Narcotics Trafficking Network.

An investigation by the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office into the overdose death of Adam O’Gara—occurring on April 22, 2016 in Egg Harbor Township—led investigators to conclude the fatal substance, fentanyl, was distributed by Campos, who was charged with third-degree possession of heroin, third-degree distribution of heroin, and first-degree Strict Liability Homicide for the Drug Induced Death of Adam O’Gara.

Early on the morning of August 15, 2017, Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office detectives, along with law enforcement officers from multiple agencies, executed a search warrant at the Bayview Inn & Suites, which had been heavily damaged during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. During a search of the Bayview’s 80 rooms, cash, narcotics and air soft guns were recovered.

The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office, Atlantic County SWAT, Atlantic City Police Department and SWAT, Atlantic County Sherriff’s Office, Egg Harbor Township Police Department, Hamilton Township Police Department, Galloway Township Police Department, Stockton University Police Department, Cape May County SWAT, New Jersey State Police-Atlantic City Expressway, Atlantic City Department of Licensing & Inspections, South Jersey Turnpike Authority, Atlantic County Office of Emergency Management, Atlantic City Board of Education, the Salvation Army, Animal Control of South Jersey-Egg Harbor Township, AtlantiCare and Exceptional EMS.

Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state.

Campos is scheduled for sentence on June 21, 2018.

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Anyone with information involving serious crimes is asked to call the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-909-7800 or go to the Prosecutor’s Office Web site at http://www.acpo.org/tips.html and provide information by filling out the form anonymously on the Submit a Tip page. People can also call Crime Stoppers at 609-652-1234 or 1-800-658-8477 (TIPS) or visit the Crime Stoppers Website at http://www.crimestoppersatlantic.com/. Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards for information leading to the arrest and indictment of those who commit crimes in Atlantic County.

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