South Brunswick man charged in connection with overdose death

A man has been charged in connection to the overdose death of a 19-year-old woman from South Brunswick.

Daniel Guzman was charged with allegedly covering up

Daniel Guzman was charged with allegedly covering up evidence of a drug overdose death. (Credit: South Brunswick Police Department)

SOUTH BRUNSWICK - A man has been charged in connection to the overdose death of a 19-year-old woman from South Brunswick.

Daniel Guzman, 24, was charged with obstructing justice and tampering with evidence in relation to the death of Talia Salzano. Salzano was found dead inside Guzman’s bedroom on Aug. 15. She apparently suffered an accidental drug overdose.

Investigators believe that before calling police Guzman attempted to clean up the evidence of drug use. He also allegedly gave false information to police during the investigation into Salzano’s death.

South Brunswick Police Chief Raymond Hayducka admonished Guzman’s alleged actions.

"There are laws designed to protect those who call for assistance when someone is in distress… In this case not only did the person not get help for his friend, he altered the scene and provided false information,” Hayducka said in a statement.

New Jersey has a Good Samaritan Overdose Law which allows people to call 911 to report a drug overdose without the fear of getting arrested for drug possession themselves.

Guzman faces up to three years in prison if convicted of each charge.

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