(July 6, 2018) Jeremy Randy Howard, 33, of Ocean City was indicted by a Worcester County grand jury last month for allegedly selling narcotics, including heroin and fentanyl, to a roommate who later overdosed.
Lindsay Richard, OCPD public affairs officer, said Howard was arrested June 20 on warrant charges following the indictment.
“On May 24 at about 11 p.m. Ocean City Police responded to a CPR in progress call at a residence on St. Louis Avenue [where] the victim ultimately died,” Richard said. “The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner determined that the cause of death was ‘acute intoxication from alcohol and fentanyl.’”
Richard said investigators allegedly discovered Howard had facilitated the transaction of deadly drugs.
“After a thorough investigation by the OCPD Major Crimes Unit and Narcotics & Vice Unit, the victim’s roommate, Jeremy Howard, was indicted by a Worcester County grand jury and charged with distribution of narcotics and distribution of fentanyl and heroin,” she said.
Howard has a motion hearing on Aug. 14, followed by a jury trial on Sept. 12 in Worcester County Circuit Court.