36-year-old Joshua Swing of Woodbine, an inmate in the Camden County Detention Facility, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to distribution of fentanyl which resulted in the death of another inmate only identified as J.D.
The investigation began May 17, 2020, when J.D. was found unresponsive in his cell and later died. A subsequent autopsy found that his cause of death was acute fentanyl toxicity.
Swing admitted he provided the fentanyl J.D. consumed. The charge carries a possible penalty of up to 20 years in prison, and there is no parole in the federal system. Swing previously was convicted in April 2018 in state court in Nassau County, Fla., for sale of methamphetamine.
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