- Associated Press - Sunday, February 23, 2014

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - Two northern New Jersey men accused of selling heroin to another man who later died from an overdose are now facing more serious charges.

Twenty-year-old Timothy Volpe and 19-year-old Kaleik Easton initially were charged with heroin distribution. But Bergen County prosecutors say the two Paterson residents now face charges of manslaughter, conspiracy to distribute heroin and strict liability for a drug-induced death.

Prosecutors say the pair sold heroin to a 22-year-old Allendale man in January, and he was found dead the next day in his family’s home. Volpe and Easton were arrested a few days later when they allegedly sold heroin to an undercover officer.

Volpe and Easton remain jailed on $500,000 cash bail. Both are due to appear in court Monday to face the new charges.

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