TRENTON MAN CHARGED WITH STRICT LIABILITY HOMICIDE IN DRUG INDUCED DEATHS OF 2 ATLANTIC COUNTY VICTIMS


MAYS LANDING- A 27 year-old man is charged in connection to the drug induced deaths of two men who he distributed heroin/fentanyl to in Atlantic City, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Jonathan Porter

 Jonathan Porter is charged with two counts of first-degree Strict Liability Homicide for the Drug-Induced Deaths of Tuan Tran, 31, causing his death on Sept. 24, 2017 in Galloway and David Hinckley, 52, causing his death on Oct. 19, 2017, in Somers Point.

Porter is currently in custody at the Atlantic County Jail. Assistant Prosecutor Rick McKelvey represents the state in this matter. This is the result of a cooperative investigation between the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Drug Related Death Investigation Squad, the Somers Point Police Department, Galloway Township Police Department and Atlantic City Police Department.

Porter’s detention hearing is scheduled for Monday, July 30, before Judge Podolnick.

***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***

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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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