6 Arrested in Heroin Overdose Death at Boone Co. Jail's Work Camp
Six people are now in jail in connection with smuggling drugs into the Boone County Detention Center's Work Camp site in Burlington after an inmate died of a heroin overdose.
Timothy Marcum, 28, died on October 16 after using carfentanil.
Inmates at the work camp arrested are: Johnny Shelton, 39 of Cincinnati; Adam Masuck, 30, of Florence; Gordon Wanser, 36, of Burlington; and Chad Prodoehl, 34, of Independence. They are charged with engaging in organized crime, first degree promoting contraband, and trafficking in marijuana. Shelton, Wanser, and Prodoehl are also charged with first degree trafficking in controlled substance. Additionally, Valerie Napier, 37, of Florence, and Stacia Shelton (also known as Stacia Lindsey), 41, of Cincinnati, are charged with engaging in organized crime, first degree promoting contraband, and trafficking in marijuana. Stacia Shelton is currently lodged in the Hamilton County Detention Center awaiting extradition.
The month-long investigation consisted of identifying the links and relationships and then the roles that the suspects allegedly played.
Engaging in organized crime is a Class B felony punishable by 10 to 20 years in the state penitentiary. Promoting contraband is a Class D felony punishable by 1 to 5 years. Trafficking in a controlled substance is a Class C felony punishable by 5 to 10 years. Trafficking in marijuana is a Class A misdemeanor punishable by up to one year.
Top photo: Timothy Hoyt (via Boone Co. Detention Center)