Drug trafficking ring leader sentenced to 25 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH)- The leader of a pill-mill/heroin trafficking case in central Ohio was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison.

According to Franklin County Prosecutor Ron O’Brien, James DeJarnette pled guilty to 15 counts including offenses of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, trafficking in heroin, aggravated trafficking in drugs (methamphetamine) and trafficking in cocaine.

DeJarnette’s brother Joseph DeJarnette along with 10 other defendants had pleaded guilty to various drug offenses out of this investigation and have been sentenced to prison.

Multiple search warrants were executed on May 15, James DeJarnette’s residence and drug storage house, among others.  In total 8 firearms, 32 grams of heroin, 2 kilograms of cocaine, 1 kilogram of marijuana and 5 pounds of methamphetamine were seized by law enforcement out of this investigation.

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