Pemberton, NJ drug dealer found guilty of dealing lethal heroin concocation to woman who overdosed
A drug dealer from Burlington County is now preparing for a sentence in prison after being found guilty Wednesday of selling a lethal drug concoction of fentanyl-laced heroin to a woman who overdosed and died.
Shannon McGuigan, 36, of the 100 block of Tensaw Drive in Pemberton Township, was convicted by a jury for Strict Liability Drug Induced Death (first-degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), Possession of a Controlled Dangerous Substance with Intent to Distribute (Third Degree), and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance (Third Degree), according to Burlington County Prosecutor Scott Coffina.
She had been accused of selling the lethal combination of fentanyl and heroin to a 25-year old woman not long before the buyer ended up dying, Pemberton Police learned.
The woman was found at her own Pemberton Township home by a family member on May 30, 2017.
Burlington County Medical Examiner Dr. Ian Hood ruled the cause of death, following the autopsy, was from heroin and fentanyl toxicity.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant Prosecutor Laura Heisman.