MAN INDICTED FOR SELLING LARGE ANIMAL TRANQUILIZER (CARFENTANIL) SOLD AS HEROIN, CAUSING 1 DEATH AND 9 OVERDOSES
Posted on 7/25/2016
Defendant: Rayshon La Carlos Alexander
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Mr. Alexander sold Carfentanil, a Schedule-II narcotic which is 10,000 times more potent than morphine and 100 more times that of fentanyl, which killed a person and caused nine others to overdose”. Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned a twenty count indictment against Rayshon La Carlos Alexander, age 36, for one count of Murder (UF), one count of Involuntary Manslaughter (F-1), ten counts of Corrupting Others with Drugs (F-1), four counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs (F-3), and four counts of Trafficking in Heroin (F-4), in connection to the July 10, 2016 death of Sean N. Kuehner, age 34, and nine other non-fatal overdose victims. “All of these overdoses happened within hours of each other and all of the drug trafficking took place in the vicinity surrounding Bishop Hartley High School”, O’Brien stated. The investigation into other potential victims is ongoing. O’Brien commended the Columbus Division of Police, all EMS medics for their immediate life-saving responses, and all those that continue to assist in this ongoing battle to end opioid use and deaths in our community. Arraignment for Alexander is set for this afternoon, Monday, July 25th, at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in Columbus.