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Drug dealer Gwinnett pleads guilty to murder after fatal overdose of man |  New

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga (CBS46) – In a one-of-a-kind conviction in Gwinnett County and possibly all of Georgia, a drug dealer pleaded guilty to murder after someone he sold drugs to has died of an overdose.

Eric Moore has pleaded guilty to trafficking and murder charges for the death of Barth Alan Moser in 2019.

“This is a very rarely initiated type of lawsuit that has not been used very often in the state of Georgia,” Gwinnett County Deputy Chief Prosecutor Bradon Delfunt said.

Delfunt said Moore has already pleaded guilty to other drug-related charges in the case and pleaded guilty to murder this week during jury selection for his trial. He will spend at least 20 years in prison. Her lawyer, Stacy Levy, told CBS46 that it was a fair and just result.

Delfunt said: “This is the first case in Gwinnett County that we have successfully prosecuted to a verdict of felony for selling or distributing drugs.”

Gwinnett County has seven other similar cases against street-level drug traffickers pending.

Pete Skandalakis, executive director of the Georgia Prosecutors’ Council, said there were similar cases pending in other counties as well, but Gwinnett’s may be the first of its kind in the state.

Investigators said Moser, a 50-year-old addictive father, bought heroin from Moore in 2019. The heroin contained fentanyl and carfentanil, powerful synthetic opioids, and Moser died shortly after. time after taking the drug. His father found him after being unable to reach him for a few days.

The SMS investigators discovered between Moore and Moser were recounting, Moser even alerting Moore to the odd aspect of the drugs he was selling her, describing them as green.

“Mr. Moser directly referred to the color of the heroin he had just taken and specifically told Mr. Moore that he didn’t want it to make him sick,” Delfunt said.

Law enforcement across Gwinnett County and medical examiner Dr. Carol Terry joined prosecutors for the announcement on Friday.

“Almost daily, in the medical examiner’s office, we see people who have died from overdoses,” Terry said. “We see it mixed with methamphethamine, cocaine, heroin and also coming in as squeezed pills.”

She said, “If you don’t know someone who has been affected by this, consider yourself lucky and in the minority because it’s the monster in your backyard.”

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