Sentence on 1st Degree Drug Induced Death Charges

January 13, 2020

Cape May Court House, New Jersey – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced the sentencing of Lauren M. Dorff, 32 years old of Villas, New Jersey on first degree Drug Induced Death Charges.

On January 9, 2020, Dorff was sentenced in Atlantic County Superior Court to eight years in New Jersey State Prison for the drug induced death of Eric Nolan which occurred on July 21, 2018. Dorff is subject to the No Early Release Act.

A co-defendant in this investigation, Susan E. Mazzone, a 44 year old resident of Cape May Court House, New Jersey was previously sentenced to seven years in State Prison for the first degree charge of Drug Induced Death. Mazzone is also subject to the No Early Release Act. Both Dorff and Mazzone were sentenced by the Honorable Bernard E. Delury Jr., Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.

Prosecutor Sutherland stated that his office as well as all law enforcement agencies throughout Cape May County will aggressively investigate and prosecute those who engage in the distribution of CDS, especially those individuals who distribute CDS which results in the death of another.

Prosecutor Sutherland would like to recognize the investigative efforts of the officers and detectives involved in this investigation along with Senior Assistant Prosecutor Edward Shim who prosecuted this case.

Prosecutor Sutherland continues to urge the citizens of Cape May County to report information regarding any criminal activity within community and that this information can be reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at and click on anonymous tip, or through the Cape May County Crime Stoppers at 609-465-2800, or the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office at 609-465-1135.