The Law Office of James D. Owen, LLC Wins Major Drug Trafficking Case

Drug Trafficking NOT GUILTY Verdict

Our client, a 34-year old mother of one, ironically with the name of “Hope,” was found NOT GUILTY of complicity to commit drug trafficking in heroin by a jury in Lancaster (Fairfield County) Ohio.

Hope was accused of being the supplier and alleged “ringleader” of a drug trafficking ring operating across Columbus and nearby parts of central Ohio. She was found and arrested by SWAT in a drug house with marked bills used in a drug transaction. Two undercover informants identified her as the supplier of drugs for the alleged drug ring.

After a 3-day jury trial, the jury deliberated less than 3 hours before finding Hope NOT GUILTY of complicity to sell or distribute heroin.  She was not charged with any other criminal offenses.