A second man was arrested in the overdose death of a 40-year-old Ship Bottom man last April, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer announced Monday.

Ronald Parrish, 62, of Pleasantville, was arrested Friday by detectives from the Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office, the Ship Bottom Police Department and the Pleasantville Police Department.

On April 15, the Ship Bottom Police Department went to an address in the 100 block of West 18th Street to investigate a report of an unresponsive man. Michael Tramel was found dead, according to the Prosecutor’s Office.

Parrish was charged with strict liability drug-induced death, possession with intent to distribute heroin and possession of less than a half ounce of heroin. He was held in the Ocean County jail pending a detention hearing.

He is the second man charged in Tramel’s death.

Levi Brown, 32, of Egg Harbor Township, was arrested Oct. 9 and charged with strict liability drug-induced death, possession of heroin and possession with intent to distribute same. He is in the Ocean County jail.

Contact: 609-272-7239 aauble@pressofac.com Twitter @AublePressofAC

Staff Writer

I report breaking news and cover the local stories at the Press's digital desk. I grew up in South Jersey and graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 2017 with a degree in English.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

PLEASE BE ADVISED: Soon we will no longer integrate with Facebook for story comments. The commenting option is not going away, however, readers will need to register for a FREE site account to continue sharing their thoughts and feedback on stories. If you already have an account (i.e. current subscribers, posting in obituary guestbooks, for submitting community events), you may use that login, otherwise, you will be prompted to create a new account.

Load comments