Ocean County authorities seek the public’s help in locating an Atlantic City man wanted in connection with the heroin overdose death of a Stafford Township man in April.
Ocean County Prosecutor Joseph Coronato announced last Thursday that 22-year-old Rasan S. McGee was charged in an indictment with causing the drug-induced death of 26-year-old Steven Janson, a first-degree crime. He is also charged with manslaughter.
When Janson was found dead in his car on a Barnegat Township street April 19, officers searched his vehicle and found four bags used for heroin. Police then determined that Janson had gone to Atlantic City one day before his death and purchased heroin from an unidentified man.
Authorities in Ocean and Atlantic counties set up a cooperative undercover operation to arrest anyone who may have sold heroin to Janson.
Just one day after Janson was found dead in his car, authorities said, they arrested McGee — who is also known as “Money” — and also recovered 50 bags of heroin stamped “STINGRAY,” along with additional evidence that connected McGee to Janson’s death.
Al Della Fave, spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, said McGee was charged April 20 with possession of a controlled dangerous substance and resisting arrest.
McGee posted $25,000 bail with no 10 percent option and was released from custody. McGee has been free on bail since then but is now wanted on a $250,000 bail warrant for the indictment in Janson’s death, Della Fave said.
McGee also is an alleged gang member, authorities said. He was one of 28 people arrested in a May raid of Atlantic City's 800 Blok, a drug-trafficking gang based in the city's Back Maryland section.
Anyone with information on McGee’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office 732-929-2027.
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