WOMAN INDICTED IN CONNECTION TO HEROIN DRUG OVERDOSE DEATH FOR SELLING THE DRUGS THAT CAUSED THE OVERDOSE
Posted on 9/23/2016
Defendant: Sara Robin Sanderson
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “Through the investigation of this case, we have been able to identify the woman responsible for selling the heroin that ultimately took this victim’s life.” Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned an indictment against Sara Robin Sanderson, age 32, for one count of Involuntary Manslaughter (F-1), one count of Corrupting Another With Drugs (F-2), and two counts of Trafficking in Heroin (F-5), for a total of four counts. It is alleged that on June 12th, 2016, Gregory R. Parker, age 32, contacted Sanderson to buy some heroin. On that same day, Sanderson drove to Parker’s house in Upper Arlington where she sold heroin to Parker. Four days later, on June 16th, Parker’s mother found him unresponsive in the basement of their residence. O’Brien commended the Upper Arlington Police and Franklin County Sheriff’s Office for their rapid and thorough investigation of this case. “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. Arraignment for Sanderson is set for next Wednesday, September 28th at 1:30 pm in courtroom 2B at 345 S. High Street in downtown Columbus.