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MAYS LANDING –  A Vineland man is charged in connection to the fatal drug overdose of an 18 year-old man has been detained to the Atlantic County Justice Facility by Judge Ridgway, Atlantic County Prosecutor Damon G. Tyner announced.

Today, Judge Ridgway granted the State’s motion to detain Freddie W. Smith, 42, (photo) who is charged with first-degree Strict Liability for a Drug Induced Death. On March 11, 2020, Smith sold a fatal combination of cocaine and fentanyl to Anthony Armitage, Jr. of Weymouth.  Smith was arrested at his home in Vineland on Oct. 27, 2020.

This investigation was conducted by the New Jersey State Police. Assistant Prosecutor Allison L. Eiselen represents the state in this matter.

***These charges are merely an accusation and not proof of guilt. In all criminal cases, a charged defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. ***


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