Rico Indictment Filed Against Nine Persons Who Smuggled And Sold Heroin In Franklin County Correction Center Ii

Posted on 4/28/2011

Defendant: Jason Spencer & codefs

Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has  returned a multi-count indictment against nine individuals allegedly involved in the smuggling of heroin and other drugs into the Franklin County Correction Center II, located at 2460 Jackson Pike, Columbus, OH 43223, and selling of the drugs once they were successfully brought into the jail. Between October 2009 and January 2010, Jason Spencer, along with several other individuals, allegedly doctored paperback books to hide powder, heroin, and other crushed pills in the spines of books brought into the jail. The charges range from (RICO) Engaging in a Pattern of Corrupt Activity (F-1), Illegal Conveyance of Drugs of Abuse onto the Grounds of a Detention Facility (F-3), and Trafficking in Heroin (F-5). According to O’Brien, all of the indictments have the RICO (F-1) charge which carries mandatory prison time for those convicted. O’Brien commended Detective John Dillon of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for his lengthy investigation of these crimes.