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EAST SIDE MAN INDICTED FOR INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION WITH DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Through investigation, we have once again been able to identify the individual responsible for selling the drugs that ultimately took this victim’s life.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment on Cory Lynn Wesley McDowell, age 46.  McDowell has been indicted for various drug related counts including Involuntary Manslaughter, Corrupting Another with Drugs, and Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs.

On the morning of January 7th, 2017, Ronald R. Ireson, age 33 purchased narcotics from Cory Lynn Wesley McDowell, age 46.  Ireson went home, used the drugs, and became unresponsive.  Medics were dispatched to the home on First Avenue in Grandview Heights, they administered numerous doses of Narcan, and they transported Ireson to the hospital.  Ireson died six days later.  Reports showed that the cause of death for Ronald Ireson was acute intoxication by the combined effects of Cocaine, Opiates, and Fentanyl. 

O’Brien commended the medics for their immediate response and assistance, the Grandview Heights Police, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the HOPE Task Force for their investigation and involvement in this case.

Posted: 04/07/2017 | Defendant: Cory Lynn Wesley McDowell

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