Drug Dealer Pleads Guilty in Man's Overdose Death

A southern New Jersey man accused of selling heroin to another man who died after overdosing on the drug has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.

Ocean County prosecutors announced Tuesday that 33-year-old Kenneth Staunton of Lacey had entered his plea. They will seek an eight-year sentence when he's sentenced in January, and Staunton remains jailed on $250,000 cash bail.

Staunton was charged in the Jan. 16 drug-induced death of Raymond Farino of Lacey, who was found inside his family's Lacey home.

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Investigators found Farino had several wax paper folds containing white powder and stamped "IL CAPO" in green letters. They say that provided a direct link to Staunton as the dealer who supplied Farino.
 

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