Sixteen indicted in Union County drug crackdown

Union County Courthouse_Google Maps

Union County Courthouse_Google Maps

MARYSVILLE, Ohio (WTVN) -- Sixteen people are facing drug-related charges following indictments handed down by the Union County Grand Jury.

The Union County Sheriff's Office says in a release that Brandon Redd, 26, of Marysville was indicted on involuntary manslaughter and other charges for his role that allegedly led to the drug death of a 21-year old woman in Marysville.

Wendy Bickley, 34, of Marysville was indicted on tampering with evidence, aggravated possession of drugs and more after allegedly stealing her husband’s prescription slip for Hydrocodone and getting it filled at a pharmacy.

At the time, her husband was in the hospital being treated for a drug overdose and later died from taking a mixture of Fentanyl and Diazepam.

Twenty-five year old Victoria Long of Marysville was also indicted on involuntary manslaughter and other charges.  The Sheriff's Office says she never called 911 or anyone else for help after noticing her roommate experiencing symptoms from overdosing on heroin, Fentanyl and Alprazolam. The roommate later died.

Marysville Police Chief Floyd Golden says the cases serve as a reminder that there is an immunity law in place for individuals seeking medical intervention for someone who's experiencing an overdose.

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