Life in Delaware County

Delaware Man Sentenced To 130 Months On Drug Charge

13 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1808Delaware

Darnell Reeves, 34, of Delaware was sentenced in U.S. District Court last Friday to 130 months in prison for distributing heroin and cocaine laced with fentanyl that resulted in a series of overdoses.

According to court documents, investigators traced fentanyl, heroin and crack cocaine back to Reeves (also known as Bookie), after they responded to the scene of an overdose death in Ostrander, Ohio on Feb. 28, 2018. The victim was found on a couch in a shed, slumped forward with a used syringe under him.

Further investigation tied Reeves’s trafficking activity to an overdose death on Jan. 22, 2018, a nonfatal overdose on Feb.12, 2018, and a fatal overdose on March 2, 2018.

Reeves was arrested in June 2018 on a federal criminal complaint and has remained in custody since. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Criminal Justice Institutions In Delaware County Receive Funding

28 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

When $7.7 million in criminal justice agencies across Ohio was announced this week by the Ohio Department of Public Safety’s Office of Criminal Justice Services (OCJS), Delaware County was well represented among the recipients.

Local grants were obtained both from the Edward J. Bryne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant and the Violence Against Women Act grant programs.

The former grant, described by OCJS as allowing “… local and state governments to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on the needs and conditions of the jurisdictions and supports multijurisdictional drug task forces, school resource officers, drug, veteran and mental health courts, corrections projects, and justice technology initiatives in Ohio,” gave funding to: More…

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