Franklin County Prosecutor Press Release
Posted on 10/2/2009
Defendant: Shane Smeltzer, Russell Conlon, Jason Huffer, Trenton Radford, Jan Byers, Tyler Shively
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned six (6) separate indictments against six of the young adults involved in trafficking dangerous drugs in connection to the drug sweep last week on the north side of Franklin County. Those indicted are Shane Smeltzer, Russell Conlon, Jason Huffer, Trenton Radford, Jan Byers, and Tyler Shively. The charges range from Aggravated Trafficking to Trafficking Cocaine and Trafficking Marijuana. According to O’Brien, all of the indictments, with exception to Shively, have school specifications, indicating that some of the trafficking allegedly occurred within 1,000 feet of school property, specifically Liberty Elementary school and Dublin Scioto High School. Also, all of the indictments, with exception to Shively, have charges at the F-3 level or higher which carry mandatory prison time. Police seized a variety of drugs, including oxycodone, ecstasy, cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and various prescription medications. Others arrested at the same time will be considered for Grand Jury presentation at a later date after results of lab tests are received.
The Franklin County Sheriff’s office initiated investigations in Worthington and in other parts of the north side of Franklin County and were assisted by the Worthington Police in the arrests.