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GALLOWAY MAN UNDER INDICTMENT IN TWO COUNTIES FOR SELLING THE DRUGS THAT LED TO TWO DRUG OVERDOSE DEATHS AND ONE NEAR FATAL OVERDOSE IN ONE WEEK

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This man is currently under indictment for Involuntary Manslaughter in Fairfield County in connection with the Fentanyl overdose death of a victim in 2015.  One week later, a victim in Franklin County also died from the drugs sold by this man.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Shawn W. Point, age 30, for various drug related counts including Involuntary Manslaughter, Corrupting Another with Drugs, and Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs.

            On September 21, 2015, Bexley Police and Columbus Medics were dispatched to an apartment on Broad Street on the report of a male who was unresponsive due to a drug overdose.  Shortly after arriving at the location, victim Sean D. Herman, age 26 was pronounced dead.  The next day, officers and medics were again dispatched to the same location on the report of another overdose.  The victim’s father arrived home, found his daughter Lynsey M. Vogelpohl, age 27 barely breathing, so he administered Narcan and started CPR until the medics arrived.  Once there, officers and medics found Vogelpohl stuggling to remain conscious and proceeded to transport her to the hospital for additional treatment.    Herman and Vogelpohl were boyfriend and girlfriend.  Reports showed that the cause of death for Sean Herman was acute intoxication by the combined effects of Fentanyl and Morphine.  It is alleged that Shawn W. Point, age 30, sold the drugs to the couple.  Shawn W. Point is also currently under indictment for Involuntary Manslaughter in Fairfield County in connection to the Fentanyl overdose death of victim Nicholas Cline on September 14, 2015, which was exactly one week before Sean Herman’s death.  

            O’Brien commended the various medics for their immediate response and assistance, the Bexley Police, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and the HOPE Task Force for not only their investigation in this case, but also for their continued follow up with victims following overdose incidents where their lives have been saved.  Arraignment for Point is set for this afternoon, April 12th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.    

 

 

Posted: 04/12/2017 | Defendant: Shawn W. Point

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