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Mount olive Twp. man indicted in drug-induced death of Jefferson woman

MORRISTOWN, NJ (Morris County) – Kayron Jackson, 37, aka Alkama Jackson and “Keys,” of Mount Olive, was indicted Tuesday on numerous charges stemming from an investigation into the May death of Jennifer Ward, 35, in Jefferson Township, according to Morris County Prosecutor Fredric M. Knapp.

An 18-count Indictment was returned against Jackson charging him with the first-degree crime of strict liability for drug-induced death, third-degree crime of distribution of Fentanyl, third-degree possession of Fentanyl and third-degree possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl, Knapp said.

These charges are related to allegations that Jackson distributed Fentanyl to Ward on May 4 in Mount Olive, which then resulted in Ward’s death, Knapp said.

The Grand Jury also returned charges against Jackson related to multiple other instances of alleged drug dealing. They are as follows:

Jackson was indicted on third-degree charges of possession of Heroin, possession with intent to distribute Heroin and multiple counts of distribution of Heroin for conduct alleged to have occurred on April 24, 2017 in Mount. Olive.

Jackson was indicted on third-degree charges of possession of Fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl and distribution of Fentanyl for conduct alleged to have occurred on May 6 in Hopatcong.

Jackson was indicted on third-degree charges of possession of Fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl and distribution of Fentanyl for conduct alleged to have occurred on May 7 in Mount Olive.

Jackson was indicted on third-degree charges of possession of Fentanyl, possession with intent to distribute Fentanyl and distribution of Fentanyl for conduct alleged to have occurred on May 8 in Mount Olive.

The Grand Jury also returned a charge against Jackson for third-degree hindering his own apprehension or prosecution for conduct alleged to have occurred on July 28, 2017.

Jackson had previously been charged by way of a warrant-complaint with numerous crimes related to this death investigation. Those charges were authorized on July 27 by Superior Court Judge Thomas J. Critchley. Jackson was subsequently arrested on those charges on July 28 in Mount Olive and has been since remanded to the Morris County Correctional Facility pending future court proceedings, Knapp said.

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By: Jay Edwards Follow on Twitter | Like on Facebook