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Published: Monday, July 17, 2017 @ 1:09 PM
An accused drug dealer pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to intending to distribute 178 capsules of fentanyl in a case related to a Dayton man who approached plain-clothes police officers with a free sample.
Daniel R. Gordon, 38, agreed to plead guilty in Dayton’s U.S. District Court in exchange for prosecutors dropping a weapons charge.
Gordon could spend from 57 to 71 months in prison if U.S. District Court Judge Walter Rice accepts the plea and decides to sentence Gordon inside the agreed-upon range.
The charge carries penalties of zero to 20 years in prison and up to a $1 million fine. Gordon is scheduled to be sentenced Oct. 24.
Federal prosecutors said what made this case unique was that the seized capsules were packaged just like Oxycodone, but tested positive for fentanyl.
Court records indicate Gordon’s case is related to that of Taylor D. White, who allegedly provided officers with a free drug sample. That led to several more buys and led to a 13-count indictment, court records show.
White honked the horn of his white Chevrolet Impala and motioned for two men in another car to follow him off Salem Avenue onto a side street, according to a criminal complaint.
White allegedly handed the men three gel caps of suspected fentanyl and a phone number. Eight more times from November 2016 until January 2017, White allegedly sold heroin and/or fentanyl to the two men, according to court records.
The men were both Dayton police officers — one a detective and the other an FBI task force member, according to court documents. White’s case is scheduled for a telephone conference next month.
That investigation led to a search warrant at 1607 W. Grand Ave. in Dayton, where police found Gordon’s ID and other documentation, plus drugs and three weapons, according to court documents.
Gordon’s attorney, Danny O’Brien, dropped a motion to suppress evidence.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 8:26 AM
Updated: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 10:32 AM
HARRISBURG, Pa. — A deputy U.S. marshal was killed and a police officer was injured Thursday morning when authorities said they were shot while serving a search warrant, according to multiple reports.
PennLive.com reported that a deputy U.S. marshal was killed in the shooting, which happened around 6:30 a.m. in Harrisburg.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 9:55 AM
Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor will inaugurate the Montgomery County Common Pleas Court’s mental health docket today.
The specialty docket will be the fourth such individualized effort, joining the county’s drug treatment, veterans’ and women’s treatment court.
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 6:12 AM
PERRIS, Calif. — Neighbors described the reportedly nightmarish situation at the Turpin home, where parents David and Louise allegedly kept their 13 children shackled to their beds and malnourished, as seeming like a “cult.”
A man named Mike, who did not want to give his full name and was a neighbor of the Turpins when they lived in Murrieta, California, told the Post, “I thought they were like a cult. They would march back and forth on the second story at night. The light would be on the whole time, and they would be marching the kids back and forth.”
Mike said he would arrive home late from his job at a hospital and see the children marching through the upstairs rooms of the Turpin home between midnight and 3 a.m.
David and Louis Turpin were arrested Sunday in their Perris, California, home after one of their daughters called police for help, saying she had managed to escape the house with a cellphone. When police arrived, they reportedly found the siblings, ages 2 to 29, living in squalor and looking very thin, with several of the kids shackled to furniture.
Mike said his wife, Myrna, called the family “clones,” saying the Turpins all spoke “robotically, in a monotone and at the same” time during the few occasions on which Myrna interacted with them at a local grocer.
However, Mike told the Post that he and Myrna never called the police because they didn’t see anything that suggested they needed to. They just thought the parents were a bit odd.
Mike, as well former neighbors from when the Turpins owned a farm in Rio Vista, Texas — which the family left due to foreclosure — remarked on the amount of trash that the family accumulated.
“I ended up calling the police because of the trash and everything that was left there,” said former Texas neighbor Randy McClain. “There was a brand new pickup truck covered in [trash] — a whole truck bed full and overflowing to the ground with trash: diapers, Spam cans, potted meat cans, just overflowing.”
The Daily Mail got access to the Turpin’s Perris backyard and found a Disney-themed fountain situated in a messy yard in which “piles of metal pipes could be seen strewn around, along with a rusty set of metal garden furniture and some diaper boxes.”
Through the screen door, the Daily Mail spied piles of clutter, including what appear to be stacked books, within the house.
Neighbor Leticia Gomez, 45, who lives directly behind the Turpin home, told the Daily Mail that she wasn’t aware there were any kids in the house. She described the Turpins’ garden as unkempt and “scruffy.”
Published: Thursday, January 18, 2018 @ 4:36 AM
TROTWOOD — Police are investigating after they were called to reports of a person down in Trotwood early Thursday.
Officers were dispatched to the area of Free Pike and Hermosa Drive around 2 a.m.
As of 4 a.m., police remain on scene.