REYNOLDSBURG MAN SENTENCED TO 6 YEARS MANDATORY INCARCERATION FOR PROVIDING FENTANYL LACED HEROIN THAT LED TO TWO NEAR FATAL OVERDOSES
Posted on 1/18/2017
Defendant: Anthony James Reitan
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “We have accomplished getting another heroin trafficker off our streets in Franklin County while he serves a mandatory six year sentence in prison.” Ron O’Brien announced that Anthony James Reitan, age 26, pled guilty today to two (F-2) counts of Corrupting Another With Drugs, in connection to the January 25, 2016 near fatal overdoses of Joshua Fluck, age 27, and his girlfriend Katherine Blissenbach, age 32. On January 25th, Reitan met Fluck and Blissenbach, where Reitan sold the couple one clear capsule containing a white powder substance for $15.00. Fluck and Blissenbach then drove themselves to the Speedway Gas Station at Noe Bixby and Chatterton, where the two injected the heroin and immediately overdosed. An unknown passerby called 911 and reported seeing the two individuals using the drugs in their vehicle. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office and Truro Township EMS arrived and rendered immediate assistance, which ultimately saved their lives. BCI tested the used capsule and found that it contained a mixture of Fentanyl and Heroin. O’Brien once again commended the conscientious citizen, Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, the Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education Task Force (HOPE), and Truro Township EMS for their immediate life-saving responses and assistance in this case.