Columbia Man Indicted On Distributing Heroin To Teen Who May Have Died From Overdose
Date 2014/5/22 4:12:17 | Topic: News
|Jon Patrick Washington, also known as “Doom,” 27, of Columbia, was charged in a single-count indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Jefferson City, Mo.|
Wednesday's indictment replaces a federal criminal complaint that was filed against Washington on May 7, 2014. Washington remains in federal custody.
The indictment alleges that Washington distributed heroin to a minor on April 2, 2014.
According to an affidavit filed in support of the original criminal complaint, Columbia police officers responded to a suspected heroin overdose death at the Providence Suites, 1718 N. Providence Rd., in Columbia on April 3, 2014. The victim was a 16-year-old female. A confidential informant later reported that the heroin had been supplied by Washington and another person.
The Boone County Medical Examiner has not released an official cause of death.
Dickinson cautioned that the charge contained in this indictment is simply an accusation, and not evidence of guilt. Evidence supporting the charge must be presented to a federal trial jury, whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.