Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina announced that a Trenton drug dealer has been indicted on charges of causing the death of a customer by supplying the fentanyl-laced heroin that led to her fatal overdose late last year.
Daquan Marshall, 28, of the Kingsbury Twin Towers Apartments, was indicted by a Burlington County Grand Jury on one count of Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death (First Degree), two counts of Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), two counts of Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree) and one count of Conspiracy (Third Degree).
The indictment was returned today and signed by Prosecutor Coffina. An arraignment will be scheduled soon in Superior Court in Mount Holly.
The investigation began when officers from the Burlington Township Police Department were dispatched to Central Avenue on October 30, 2018 for a report of a possible overdose. Upon arrival, officers discovered Alexandra Kohfeldt, 22, of Springfield, in a bedroom with a hypodermic needle near her body.
Alexandra was transported to Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County, where she died on November 4 without ever having regained consciousness. An autopsy performed by Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood determined that her death was due to fentanyl toxicity.
Marshall originally faced drug distribution charges, but the offense was upgraded after the victim died and the investigation traced the drugs back to him. He is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Jeremy Lackey.
The investigation was conducted by the Burlington Township Police Department, the BCPO Gang, Gun and Narcotics Task Force, and the BCPO High-Tech Crimes Unit.
An indictment is an accusation. Defendants are presumed innocent unless or until proven guilty.