4.5 POUNDS OF FENTANYL SEIZED FROM CAR TRUNK IN HOTEL PARKING LOT – THREE CALIFORNIANS INDICTED AND HELD
Posted on 11/3/2017
Defendant: Joel Parker Lassiter, Luis Gerado Delgado and Rashaad Talib Williams
Joel Parker Lassiter, Luis Gerado Delgado and Rashaad Talib Williams were indicted by the Franklin County Grand Jury today for Aggravated Trafficking and Aggravated Possession of Drugs. They face a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison for possessing more than two kilos of fentanyl, which was approximately 4.5 pounds. Two to three milligrams of fentanyl is a fatal dose.
Lassiter, Delgado and Williams were arrested by officers with the HIDTA Task Force in a hotel parking lot on Olentangy River Road on October 25, 2017 after 4.5 pounds of Fentanyl were seized from the trunk of their car. Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “4.5 pounds of fentanyl is enough to kill all the residents of the City of Columbus.”
The defendants, who are all California residents, are being held on $250,000.00 bonds and remain in jail to be arraigned next week.
O’Brien supports a Bill in the Legislature to increase the penalties for criminal possession of fentanyl.