MAN INDICTED FOR POSSESSING 2 POUNDS OF HEROIN AND ¼ POUND OF FENTANYL
Posted on 2/14/2020
Defendant: Edgar Gutierrez Ochoa
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This man was found to be in possession of approximately one kilogram (almost two pounds) of heroin, $14,000 in cash, and at least 120 grams of fentanyl, of which 20 of the grams of fentanyl had been mixed with heroin.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Edgar Gutierrez Ochoa, age 31, in connection to his February 7th, 2020 arrest. The Ohio Organized Crime Investigation Commission (OOCIC), the Columbus Police, and The Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force (HIDTA) arrested Ochoa after identifying him as a large-scale heroin dealer. “We will continue to aggressively prosecute these traffickers so they can no longer sell these extremely dangerous drugs in Franklin County,” O’Brien stated. Ochoa has been indicted for multiple charges, some of which include Trafficking in a Fentanyl-Related Compound, Possession of a Fentanyl-Related Compound, Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Heroin (all with Specifications), as well as Receiving Proceeds of an Offense Subject to Forfeiture Proceedings in the seven count indictment. “If convicted of these offenses, Ochoa is facing a minimum of 14 years in prison,” O’Brien further stated. Ochoa is set to be arraigned next Wednesday, February 19th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.