Press Releases

Oct 16 2020

Defendant: multiple defendants

STATE PROSECUTION OF 35 DRUG CASES IN JOINT EFFORT WITH FEDERAL PROSECUTION OF 8 CASES IS CONCLUDED WITH NEARLY MILLION SEIZED
COLUMBUS, Ohio — The final two of eight defendants in a $44 million money-laundering case were convicted today when they pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court. Two other co-conspirators were sentenced today in federal court as well. Local and federal law enforcement, working i...
Sep 02 2020

Defendant: Paul Nelson Chiles AKA Tommy Gunz

MAN INDICTED FOR HUMAN TRAFFICKING, DRUG TRAFFICKING, AND INVOLUNTARY MANSLAUGHTER FOR PROVIDING FENTANYL THAT LED TO VICTIM’S FATAL OVERDOSE
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “This drug dealer provided illegal narcotics to coerce and force his victims into human trafficking and to exploit the victims for his own financial gain.  One of his victims fatally overdosed from the Fentanyl provided by the suspe...
Aug 25 2020

Defendant: Marcus Jahroam Carmon, Anthony Lamont Dunn, and Bradley C. Powell

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON THREE ADULTS FOR LURING VICTIMS INTO HUMAN TRAFFICKING AND PROSTITUTION
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien said, “Our office will continue to coordinate efforts with other agencies to rescue victims who are forced or coerced into human trafficking, and we will hold those traffickers accountable for exploiting these victims for their own financ...
Feb 26 2020

Defendant: Roberto Defield, Joaquin A. Aguirre-Medina, Juan A. Lagunas-Quezada, Gaudencio Garcia, Juan F. Acevedo-Alvarado, Francisco J. Navarro-Montes

RICO INDICTMENT FILED ON SIX MEN INVOLVED IN TRAFFICKING KNOCKOFF OXYCODONE PILLS CONTAINING FENTANYL
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “These men were found to be in possession of almost a thousand pills marked to appear to be 30 mg Oxycodone, but contained fentanyl instead.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned RICO indictments agai...
Feb 14 2020

Defendant: Edgar Gutierrez Ochoa

MAN INDICTED FOR POSSESSING 2 POUNDS OF HEROIN AND ¼ POUND OF FENTANYL
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “This man was found to be in possession of approximately one kilogram (almost two pounds) of heroin, $14,000 in cash, and at least 120 grams of fentanyl, of which 20 of the grams of fentanyl had been mixed with heroin.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien an...
Nov 19 2019

Defendant: Samuel Lee Edwards, Elbert Louis Joiner, Jr., Lamonte Anthony Rayford, Troy Eugene Whitfield, Shelby Lynn Freeze, Rene Roderick Carter, and Shanteeia Antoniette Harvey

HUMAN TRAFFICKING INDICTMENT FILED ON SIX ADULTS FOR LURING VICTIMS INTO PROSTITUTION
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “The ring-leader of this enterprise and his associates recruited and exploited vulnerable women to work for them as prostitutes in order to personally benefit financially.” Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien and Attorney General Dave Yost ann...
Jun 05 2019

Defendant: Dr. William Scott Husel

DR. WILLIAM S. HUSEL INDICTED FOR 25 COUNTS OF MURDER IN MOUNT CARMEL HOSPITAL PATIENT DEATHS
Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announced today that a twenty-five (25) count indictment for separate counts of Murder (Section 2903.02, Ohio Revised Code) was filed by the Franklin County Grand Jury against Dr. William Scott Husel, D.O. in connection with treatment administered at Mou...
May 03 2019

Defendant: German A. Sanchez

THIRTY-SIX COUNT INDICTMENT FILED ON MAN FOR DOGFIGHTING, ANIMAL CRUELTY, AND DRUG TRAFFICKING OVER A THREE WEEK TIME SPAN
Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien stated, “Dogfighting is a criminal activity which generally ends in the death or serious injury of one of the dogs, all for the profit of the dog owner.  This cruel and inhumane activity will not be tolerated.”  Prosecutor Ron O’Brien ann...
Dec 20 2018

Defendant: Stephan C. McNeill

COURT GRANTS MOTION TO HOLD MAN IN JAIL WITHOUT BOND AFTER HE WAS ARRESTED FOR SELLING THE FENTANYL THAT CAUSED TWO NEAR FATAL OVERDOSES
           Prosecutor Ron O’Brien filed a motion in Municipal Court at the initial appearance for Stephan C. McNeill, age 26, asking the Arraignment Court Judge Jim O’Grady to detain McNeill without bond.  The reason for the motion was that O’Brien alleged that McNeill posed a...
Aug 03 2018

Defendant: Ben Bussey, Calib Alexander, and William Alexander

INVOLUNYTARY MANSLAUGHTER AND DRUG INDICTMENT FILED ON THREE DEENDANT’S FOR OVERDOSE CASE IN GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS RESULTING IN DEATH OF MINOR VICTIM
           Prosecutor Ron O’Brien announces that the Franklin County Grand Jury has returned indictments against three co-defendants in an overdose case in Grandview Heights. Ben Bussey, age 19, was indicted for one count of Involuntary Manslaughter (F-1), one count of Corrupt...

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