TWO UNRELATED HEROIN TRAFFICKERS INDICTED FOR PROVIDING HEROIN THAT LED TO TWO NEAR FATAL OVERDOSES
Posted on 10/7/2016
Defendant: Joseph Sanders and Jacob Conroy
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “We will continue to aggressively pursue the heroin traffickers in Franklin County so they can no longer sell this extremely dangerous drug that is killing people. Had EMS not responded by immediately administering Narcan to the 25 and 20 year old victims in these cases, we would have had two more fatalities.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned two separate and unrelated indictments against Joseph Sanders, age 31, and Jacob Conroy, age 24. Both men have been indicted for one count of Corrupting Another With Drugs (F-2), one count of Trafficking in Heroin (F-5), and one count of Possession of Heroin (F-5), for a total of three counts in each indictment.
On June 5, 2016, Kyle Brooks, age 25, purchased Heroin from Sanders for $20. He used the heroin and overdosed shortly thereafter. Fortunately Brooks was at a friend’s house when he lost consciousness and that friend called 911. Whitehall EMS arrived and administered Narcan, and Brooks regained consciousness.
On July 19th, 2016, Nicole Hays, age 20, was given Heroin by her boyfriend, Jacob Conroy, who had purchased the Heroin. She injected the Heroin and immediately overdosed in Conroy’s house in Reynoldsburg. Conroy called 911, Truro Township EMS responded and administered Narcan, and Hays regained consciousness.
O’Brien commended the medics for their immediate life-saving response and assistance, as well as the Franklin County Sheriff’s Heroin Overdose Prevention and Education (HOPE) Task Force for their continued follow up with victims following overdose incidents where their lives have been saved.