MADISON COUNTY WOMAN PLEADS GUILTY TO INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER IN CONNECTION WITH HEROIN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH FOR SELLING THE DRUGS THAT CAUSED THE OVERDOSE
Posted on 9/23/2016
Defendant: Jamie Nichole Maynard
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Based on the soaring heroin overdose death rate in central Ohio, we will continue to aggressively investigate drug overdose deaths immediately after a body has been discovered in an attempt to identify the source of the drugs.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that Jamie Nichole Maynard, age 27, plead guilty today to one count of Involuntary Manslaughter (F-1), and one count of Trafficking in Heroin (F-5). Both cell phone records and surveillance footage established that on April 27th, Maynard met Courtney A. Penix, age 24, at the Westpointe Plaza Shopping Center Walmart on the west side of Columbus, where she sold heroin to Penix. Approximately an hour later, Penix’s body was discovered in the Meijer restroom in the same part of town. Penix died from a heroin overdose. Maynard is scheduled to be sentenced on January 19, 2017.