DRUG TRAFFICKER INDICTED FOR PROVIDING THE HEROIN/FENTANYL AND COCAINE THAT LED TO ONE FATAL AND ONE NEAR FATAL OVERDOSE
Posted on 12/21/2017
Defendant: Jackie Bell
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Had EMS not responded by immediately administering Narcan, we would have had two fatalities in this case instead of one. We will continue to aggressively prosecute drug dealers selling these drugs that are killing people in Franklin County.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Jackie Bell, age 26 for one count of Involuntary Manslaughter (F-1), two counts of Corrupting Another with Drugs (F-2), two counts of Trafficking in Heroin (F-5), one count in Trafficking in Cocaine (F-5), and two counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (F-4), for a total of eight counts. On June 9, 2017, Toni Marie Lariva, age 33, went to the apartment next door and purchased drugs from Bell, which she took back to her residence and split with Danielle Wooten, age 24. Lariva and Wooten used the drugs and overdosed shortly thereafter. Medics were dispatched to the apartment located in the 800 block of Harrisburg Pike and when they arrived, both women were unresponsive in cardiac arrest and were transported to Mount Carmel West Hospital. Wooten became responsive after receiving Narcan, however Lariva was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital. Lariva’s immediate cause of death was found to be acute intoxication by Fentanyl and Cocaine.