MAN INDICTED IN CONNECTION TO HEROIN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH FOR SELLING THE DRUGS THAT CAUSED THE OVERDOSE
Posted on 8/25/2016
Defendant: Kyle P Smith
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “Through investigation, we have once again been able to identify the person responsible for selling the heroin in this case that ultimately took this victim’s life.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Kyle P Smith, age 32, for one count of Involuntary Manslaughter (F-1), one count of Corrupting Another With Drugs (F-2), one count of Trafficking in Heroin (F-5), one count of Possession of Heroin with Specification (F-3), and one count of Aggravated Possession of Drugs with Sppecification (F-5), for a total of five counts. It is alleged that on February 20th, 2016, Ian M. Oglesbee, age 23, utilized an Uber driver to transport him to the home of Smth located at 933 E. 13th Avenue, where Smith sold heroin to Oglesbee. The Uber driver then took Oglesbee back to his apartment. The following day, Oglesbee was found deceased on the kitchen floor. O’Brien commended the Columbus Police for their rapid and thorough investigation of this case. During their investigation, a search warrant was executed at Smith’s house on May 18th, 2016 and police seized a gun, cell phones, as well as large amounts of drugs, ammunition, cash, and electronics. “Through the collaborative efforts of many agencies, we will continue to investigate drug overdose deaths after a victim has been discovered in an attempt to identify and prosecute the source of drugs,” O’Brien stated.