Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina and Bordentown Township Police Chief Brian Pesce announced that a 25-year-old Trenton man has been charged with selling narcotics after an investigation led to the discovery of a brick of heroin, which is more than 50 doses, wedged in his buttocks.
Johmir Harris, of the 100 block of Hancock Street, was charged with Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (First Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Conspiracy (Third Degree) and Failure to Surrender a Controlled Dangerous Substance to Police (Disorderly Persons).
He was taken into custody November 4 in Bordentown Township and lodged in the Burlington County Jail pending a detention hearing in Superior Court. The case will be prepared for presentation to a grand jury for possible indictment.
The arrest resulted from an investigation into the death of a 29-year-old Bordentown Township woman who fatally overdosed last week. The investigation is focused primarily on whether charges are appropriate under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death statute.
Harris will be prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Michael Angermeier, supervisor of the BCPO Gang, Gun and Narcotics Task Force (GGNTF).
The investigation is being conducted by detectives from the Bordentown Township Police Department and the BCPO GGNTF.
All persons are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.