Statistics for Death related to Overdose in Ocean County

Robert Plummer made this OPRA request to Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

This request has been closed to new correspondence from the public body. Contact us if you think it ought be re-opened.

The request was refused by Ocean County Prosecutor's Office.

Dear Ocean County Prosecutor's Office,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

All documents relating to and supporting the statistical information presented by Prosecutor Coronato in his speech before Congress specifically relating to deaths related deaths due to overdose and percentage of narcotics samples that tested positive for fentanyl dating back to 2014.

Coronato specifically states in his speech that "Ocean County has been tracking the opioid death rate on a monthly basis since 2014." and also "A brief summary from the Ocean County Forensic Laboratory for 2017 and 2018 is startling. The number of Fentanyl laced submissions rose from 35% in 2017 to 52% so far in 2018. In addition, Fentanyl laced submissions now appear to frequently be combined with at least 14 other drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and alprazolam."

I am seeking the documentation of information used to back up these claims.

Yours faithfully,

Robert Plummer

Donnelly, Nancy, Ocean County Prosecutor's Office

1 Attachment

Dear Mr. Plummer,


Attached please find your OPRA response.  Have a great day!



Nancy Donnelly

Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office


[email address]

732-929-2027  x3165

Fax:  732-506-5312