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Prosecutors turn up heat in overdose cases

Monday, September 3, 2018

by The Toledo Blade

Ronald Dye pressured his brother-in-law into trying heroin to ease his pain — injecting his arm with the deadly drug.

Coreon Snow-Veley sold heroin to a young man — heroin that happened to be laced with fentanyl.

Both men were convicted in Lucas County Common Pleas Court of involuntary manslaughter for causing another to overdose and die — two of a dozen such cases that a Lucas County grand jury has indicted since 2014.

While in years past those deaths likely would have been filed away as accidents, recently county prosecutors across Ohio have been going after the people who they can prove are responsible for killing another person with drugs.