Franklin Co. man sentenced to 20 years for providing drugs in overdose death

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — A Franklin County man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for dealing drugs that resulted in an overdose death. 

According to a release from United States Attorney Benjamin Glassman, David L. Dobbins, 39, of Urbancrest, was sentenced to 240 months in prison for distributing drugs, including heroin, cocaine and fentanyl that caused the death of at least one person found overdosed in a Grove City hotel.

Court documents state that on February 8, 2017, a 911 call reported that someone had overdosed at the Star City Inn in Grove City.

When law enforcement arrived on scene, they found the victim dead and alone in the hotel room. Cellular data and DNA evidence linked Dobbins to the distribution of the fatal narcotics. 

Dobbins was arrested April 14, 2018, 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.

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