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MEDIA RELEASE

Union County Grand Jury Returns Drug Indictments


For Immediate Release: July 28, 2017
Contact Person: Lt. Michael Justice
Telephone Number: 937-645-4130

On July 28, 2017, the Union County Grand Jury returned indictments on sixteen individuals after a ten-
month investigation conducted by members of the Multi-Agency Drug Task Force (M.A.D.E.). These
indictments are the result of the continuing commitment by the task force agencies to fully investigate drug
trafficking offenses within Union County.

The following individuals were indicted by the grand jury for their alleged role in drug overdose death
investigations, and drug overdose incidents where there was no death but substantial harm was sustained.
Brandon Gunner Redd, age 26, of Marysville was indicted for Involuntary Manslaughter, Corrupting Another
with Drugs, Possessing Criminal Tools, Possession of Heroin and Possession of Cocaine due to his alleged role
in arranging and facilitating the purchase and use of heroin and crack cocaine which resulted in the death of a
21 year old female in the 21000 block of Shirk Road. Wendy Bickley, age 34, of Marysville was indicted for
Tampering with Evidence, Deception to Obtain a Dangerous Drug, Aggravated Possession of Drugs and
Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs. Bickley allegedly stole her 35 year old husbands prescription slip for
Hydrocodone and had it filled at a pharmacy, while the husband was in a hospital suffering from symptoms
related to a drug overdose. The husband died from the overdose after using a mixture of fentanyl and diazepam.
Cody A. Coleman, age 23, and Patric Scheiderer, age 22, both of Marysville were indicted for Corrupting
Another with Drugs, Trafficking in Heroin, Possession of Heroin and Possessing Criminal Tools, because they
allegedly supplied an individual with drugs that resulted in the person being transported to the hospital, and the
individual is still suffering from life altering complications from the drug overdose. Victoria Long, age 25, of
Marysville was indicted for Failure to Report a Crime, Involuntary Manslaughter, Permitting Drug Abuse and
Trafficking in Drugs due to allegedly not calling 9-1-1 when observing her roommate experiencing overdose
symptoms are ingesting heroin, fentanyl and alprazolam that resulted in the roommates death in the area of 925
West Fifth Street. Austin Hart, age 23, of Milford Center was indicted for Corrupting Another with Drugs,
Trafficking in Heroin, and Possession of Heroin due to Hart allegedly supplying heroin to an individual who
experienced an overdose, and had to receive lifesaving treatment from EMS units while being transported to a
hospital.
Chief Golden would like the public to know that there is an immunity law in place for individuals
seeking medical intervention for an individual experiencing an overdose. The purpose of the law is designed to
give immunity to the caller and the person experiencing the overdose, so the persons life can be saved. It is not
designed for law enforcement to file criminal charges against the caller. In the cases presented to the grand
jury, medical intervention was possible to save the lives; however, with the choices made, now the individual is
looking at serving several years in prison. I encourage any friend or family member witnessing a drug overdose
to call 9-1-1.

Prosecutor Phillips would like the public to know that Drug abuse is sometimes thought of as being a
victimless crime. Thats not true. Parents and families of addicts suffer, and are often victimized.
Tragically, people die from an overdose of illicit narcotics. Many of these deaths are preventable if immediate
help is sought. The Task Force and my office will hold accountable those responsible for these needless
deaths.

The remaining individuals indicted by the grand jury included Angelica Dawn Stevenson, Mark Bright,
Nicholas Monnin, Justin Lendl Leasure, Jason Isaacs, Travis Lively, Aerial Nicole May, Steffanie D. Reiss,
Bryan Beverly and Jeffrey Scott Blake. The charges included Possession of Heroin, Trafficking in Heroin,
Possessing Criminal Tools, Aggravated Possession of Drugs, Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs, Possession of
Cocaine, Trafficking in Cocaine and/or Deception to Obtain a Dangerous Drug.

Sheriff Patton wants the public to know that the task force was formed by himself, Chief Floyd Golden
and Union County Prosecutor David Phillips with these types of drug investigations in mind. The officers
assigned to the task force specialize in all aspects of drug investigations which are shown from the charges
filed. Many times there is not a single source of supply, and the drug investigations overlap both the county's
and city's jurisdiction. So, to combat the drug issues it takes everyone working together.

The task force members include the Marysville Police Department, Union County Prosecutors Office
and the Union County Sheriffs Office. The task force was assisted by the Union County Coroners Office.

Photos:

Upon request.