A Somerset County man appeared in federal court this week on drug distribution charges that led to the death of a Plainfield resident, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said.
Thomas Kane Miller, 38, of Somerset, has been charged with one count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin and one count of distributing fentanyl and heroin causing death.
According to court documents, Miller distributed a mixture of fentanyl and heroin to a person who died of substance use in October 2022. The deceased victim was later found by police at a Plainfield residence.
Authorities located two folds of wax containing fentanyl and heroin bearing a unique stamp at the residence of the victim, who was linked to Miller, according to court documents. Additionally, the victim and Miller were communicating about arranging a meeting shortly before the victim died, according to court documents.
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Miller is also charged with possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin stemming from an incident 10 days prior where he was found in possession of multiple folds of heroin and fentanyl wax bearing the same stamp. unique, according to court documents.
The death drug distribution leader faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1 million fine. The count of possession with intent to distribute fentanyl and heroin carries a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a fine of $1 million.
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