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WOODBURY, NJ ( 31, 2019)--Justin J. Osterdahl (DOB: 9-1-89), of Williamstown, New Jersey, was arrested on 11751446_423985307791764_2952193655960372296_nWednesday, May 28th on charges that he sold Heroin laced with the powerful painkiller Fentanyl to a 27-year-old Monroe Township New Jersey man, resulting in the man’s death on January 29, 2019.

The fatality was investigated by the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office Major Crimes Unit and Crime Scene Unit. Also assisting with the investigation were the Monroe Township Police Department, the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Department, and the Gloucester County Probation Department.

Osterdahl is charged with the following:

2C:35-9A – Strict Liability Drug Death

2C: 35-5B (3) / 2C:35-5B(5) - Possession with Intent to Distribute Heroin/Fentanyl/Acetyl Fentanyl – Less than ½ ounce

2C:35-5B(3) / 2C:35-5B(5) - Distribution of Heroin/Fentanyl/Acetyl Fentanyl

2C:35-10A(1) - Possession of Heroin/Fentanyl/Acetyl Fentanyl

Osterdahl was remanded to the Salem County Jail pending a detention hearing.

          “Despite these charges, every defendant is presumed innocent, unless and until found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, following a trial at which the defendant has all of their rights as guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution and State Law.”

Gloucester County Prosecutor Charles Fiore encourages the public’s assistance with identifying individuals who are responsible for distributing narcotics and causing non-fatal and fatal overdoses, all of which tear at families and the local community. Concerned citizens can contact their local police department or the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at 856-384-5500 with any information they think may be helpful.
Information can also be e-mailed anonymously to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office at, or visit, or download the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office myPD smartphone app, which can be downloaded free at the iOS App Store or Google Play Store.