Ohio News: Franklin County Man, David L. Dobbins Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Dealing Drugs that Resulted in Death

COLUMBUS, Ohio – David L. Dobbins, 39, of Urbancrest, Ohio, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 240 months in prison for dealing narcotics that resulted in an overdose death.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Grove City Police Chief Jeffrey A. Pearson announced the sentence imposed yesterday by U.S. District Judge Algenon L. Marbley.

According to court documents, in February 2017, Dobbins distributed heroin, cocaine and fentanyl that caused the death of at least one known individual. The victim was found dead at the Star City Inn in Grove City. On February 8, 2017, after four 9-1-1 hang up calls to the Grove City 911 Center, a man stated someone had overdosed in the hotel and then the call disconnected.

When law enforcement arrived, no one was in the room with the victim. Cellular data and DNA evidence linked Dobbins to the distribution of the fatal narcotics.

Dobbins was arrested April 14, 2018 and has been in custody since. He was charged by an original indictment in October 2018 and a superseding indictment in November 2018.

Dobbins pleaded guilty in July 2018 to three counts of possessing with the intent to distribute heroin, two counts of possessing with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and one count of distributing heroin and cocaine.

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the investigation of this case by the DEA and Grove City Police, and Assistant United States Attorneys Timothy D. Prichard and David J. Bosley, who are prosecuting the case.

SOURCE: news provided by JUSTICE.GOV on February 26, 2019.