Fatal Overdose In Seaside Heights; Tainted Heroin Suspected

A 32-year-old Seaside Heights man was found dead in the bathroom of his Blaine Avenue residence last week in what authorities believe was an overdose of tainted heroin.

Investigators found wax folds at the residence stamped “Bud Light” in red, containing suspected heroin. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph D. Coronato. 

Coronato warned that this overdose may have been caused by a batch of heroin that included toxic elements which prove fatal without medical attention. 

He said the same heroin was likely used a day earlier, when 42-year-old man was found dead in the Stop & Shop bathroom on Bridge Avenue in Point Pleasant Boro.

In that case, police discovered the Jersey City man had suspected heroin and five additional wax folds stamped “Bud Light” in red in his possession. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene.

An autopsy in both deaths will be conducted and law enforcement will test the drugs to determine their composition. 

Anyone with information on individuals selling the “Bud Light” heroin stamp or with information on possible dealers should contact: the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, Special Operations Group at (732) 929-2027 ext. 3235.

Diane D. January 13, 2014 at 06:56 PM
I can only hope your not a real Doctor, with no compassion you will never make it, especially in Gods eyes. I agree with Chris, addiction is a sickness, a disease, and God loves the poor soul who is addicted, not the drugs. There needs to be more help here at the Jersey Shore for these poor people. Lets start helping our own people instead of other countries.
Harriet Alexander January 14, 2014 at 05:24 AM
Just with your stupid name, you cannot be taking seriously. What would God think about your language?
Amy lynn Gentile January 14, 2014 at 03:45 PM
I think its sad people had to die , but if they weren't using such a" cheap disgusting chemical drug" they would still be alive today. Maybe it is natural selection!
ken January 17, 2014 at 11:52 AM
I just am in bewilderment as to the mentality out there. Here is a product labeled "Bud Light." Alcohol kills more people than any other drug in the world. The church serves wine at its services. Yet God hates drugs? No personnel accountability? "Why don't we just give him, rope enough to hang himself. No need to worry the jury, he'll probably take care of himself." Rob Hunter.
Amy lynn Gentile January 17, 2014 at 12:26 PM
Alcohol is the deadliest, legal, government approved, Taxed, drug!!! And heroin is cheaper than rope!!!


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