Prosecutors: Man pleads guilty to manslaughter, drug distribution charges in overdose death


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TOMS RIVER, New Jersey — A southern New Jersey drug dealer who admitted selling a man heroin that led to his fatal overdose has learned his fate.

Ocean County prosecutors say 23-year-old Rasan McGee of Atlantic City received a six-year prison term when he was sentenced Friday.

McGee had pleaded guilty in May to manslaughter and drug distribution charges stemming from the April 2013 death of Steven Janson, a 26-year-old Barnegat Township resident who was found unresponsive in his car. Police found four bags used for heroin inside the vehicle.

Investigators learned that Janson had driven to Atlantic City to buy heroin the day before he died. A subsequent investigation uncovered evidence that led to McGee's arrest.

Besides the manslaughter sentence, McGee also received three separate four-year concurrent terms for drug distribution and violating probation.

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