A local man has been charged in connection with the death of his girlfriend.
The Union County Grand Jury has indicted Quentin T. Snodgres, 42, of 8011 Rickard Road, Plain City, charging him with one count of involuntary manslaughter, one count of possession of heroin and two counts of trafficking in heroin.
Snodgres and Jennifer Ann Moore, 40, of Plain City were in a relationship. Prosecutors say that on May 17, Snodgres went to Columbus to purchase heroin.
At some point, he gave heroin to Moore. She allegedly took the drugs, overdosed and died in the Rickard Road home. A 1996 Fairbanks High School graduate, Moore left behind a young son.
“Anytime there is a drug trafficker or someone who provides drugs to someone, we will look at the individual who provided the drugs and we will charge that person,” Phillips said.
He added that often people think of a drug trafficker as someone peddling drugs on a street corner. Phillips said it is often friends who provide the drugs that cause a person’s death.
“We are going to charge even those who don’t seem like the traditional providers,” Phillips said. “If they provided the drugs that caused the death, we are going to charge them.”
He added that if investigators could locate the person who sold the drugs to Snodgres, “we’d charge that person as well.”
Prosecutors said an overdose is not an accident. He said that while the user is responsible for their actions, the dealer is responsible for providing the opportunity.
“Overdose death is a foreseeable result of drug trafficking,” Phillips said.
If convicted on all counts, Snodgres could face as many as 14 years in prison
The prosecutor has given “an office directive” arguing for eight-year prison sentences for traffickers who provide drugs that kill.
Also indicted was:
– David Randall Craig, 31, whose court listed address is the West Central Community Based Correctional Facility (CBCF). According to court documents, on June 21, Craig was taken to CBCF for court-mandated treatment. When he arrived, officials at the facility checked his possessions and found drugs.
“We see that quite a bit, where people who are going to a detention facility ‘forget’ they have drugs in their belongings,” Phillips said. “Sometimes the officers will ask them ahead of time. Most of the time they are told they are going to be searched and they still try to get the drugs in.”
If convicted on all counts, Craig could face as many as five years in prison.
– Heather Marie McCroskey, 27, of 743 S. Walnut St., Marysville. McCroskey is charged with one count of assault.
According to court documents, on Aug. 24, McCroskey was at Emergency Department at Memorial Hospital in Marysville. While a nurse was preparing her for discharge, McCroskey allegedly hit the nurse several times. The nurse backed away.
“McCroskey then aggressively threw her blanket off and began to get out of the bed, stating she was coming after (the nurse),” according to court documents.
The nurse left the area and called police to the scene.
McCroskey has multiple prior convictions for assault and disorderly conduct.
If convicted, McCroskey could face as many as 12 months in prison.
– Joseph C. Seaunier III, 42, of 121 Hemlock St., Marysville. Seaunier is charged with domestic violence stemming from an Aug. 25 incident.
Police were called to the Hemlock Street home on a domestic violence call. They were told Seaunier was “the suspect.” When officers arrived, a juvenile told them the man they were looking for went down the street. The juvenile said Seaunier threatened them for looking at him. Police began looking for Seaunier. When they found him, Seaunier appeared to be under the influence of something and was handcuffed. Seaunier told police his live-in girlfriend had hit him. When interviewed, the girlfriend claimed Seaunier “choked her by the throat” according to court documents. He allegedly took several cellphones from the home in hopes of keeping the victim from calling police. On his way down the street, Seaunier allegedly threw punches at another man driving.
Domestic violence is typically charged as a misdemeanor. However, once an individual has a domestic violence conviction, future allegations are charged as a felony.
In 1995, Seaunier was convicted of domestic violence.
– Eli Dean, 41, of 625 ½ W. Main St., Plain City. Dean is charged with one count of aggravated possession of drugs, stemming from a March 20 incident involving methamphetamine. If convicted, Dean could face as many as 12 months in prison.
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