PROSECUTOR O’BRIEN SEEKS AND COURT GRANTS MOTION TO HOLD DRUG SELLER IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND IN OVERDOSE DEATH
Posted on 7/12/2016
Defendant: Rayshon Alexander
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien filed a motion in Municipal Court at the initial appearance for Rayshon Alexander asking the Arraignment Court Judge Paul Herbert to detain Alexander without bail. The reason for the motion was that O’Brien alleged that Alexander posed a danger to the community should he be released because of the sale of heroin laced with Fentanyl, which had caused at least one death and a number of other overdoses. O’Brien told the Court that Columbus Police Department Homicide was investigating an additional death and a number of other overdoses in connection with the sale of heroin believed to have been made by Alexander.
After the hearing, Judge Herbert found that O’Brien’s motion was well taken and granted it, ordering that Alexander be held without bond. Alexander has a right to a hearing within five days if he contests the finding of the court, otherwise he is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on July 21st