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Atlantic City Suspect Admits Barnegat Heroin Death

An Atlantic City 23-year-old faces a possible seven years in prison for providing the dose of heroin that killed a victim from Barnegat in 2013.

Rasan S. McGee (Ocean County Prosecutor's Office)
Rasan S. McGee (Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office)

Rasan S. McGee, also known as “Money,” pleaded guilty to manslaughter related to the death of Steven Janson, 26, according to information from the office of Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato.

At sentencing, tentatively July 25, the State will seek application of the No Early Release Act, requiring McGee to serve at least 85 percent of the term, and an additional four concurrent years for the charge of heroin distribution.

Janson was found dead inside his red Hyundai on Starboard Avenue in Barnegat on the afternoon of April 19, 2013.

Investigators said that four bags of heroin found in the car led to them to deduce that he had bought them the previous day in Atlantic City and led to a cooperative undercover probe of the suspected dealer.

Detectives seized 50 bags of heroin marked “Stingray” from McGee and filed charges in the strict liability case, authorities said. He was indicted in June 2013.

McGee is charged with drug-induced death, a first-degree crime, along with second-degree manslaughter, two third-degree counts of possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS), two more third-degree charges of intent to distribute CDS, third-degree distribution, and a fourth-degree charge of resisting arrest.

He is in the Ocean County Jail in Toms River, with bail set at $250,000 cash.

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