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The Prosecutor’s Office announces today the indictment of Sheila Marshall
July 13, 2006

(Hamilton, Ohio) The Prosecutor’s Office announces today the indictment of Sheila Marshall (age 30), 7667 Quail Hollow Court, West Chester, Ohio. On May 20, 2005, West Chester Police discovered approximately 430 lbs. of marijuana within the residence. The police were looking for Jason Jones, who was wanted for questioning in regard to a shooting in Springfield Township, Hamilton County. The shooting resulted in the death of 18-year old, Junis Sublett, who evidently was shot and killed when a drug transaction purportedly went bad.

The grand jury indicated Sheila Marshall for Complicity to Trafficking in Marijuana within vicinity of school and/or juvenile, a First Degree Felony, which carries a mandatory imprisonment of 10 years, along with Permitting Drug Abuse, a Fifth Degree Felony with possible 6-12 months imprisonment and Obstructing Official Business, a Second Degree Misdemeanor.

As a result of the charges, the Butler County Grand Jury also issued Specifications, permitting for the confiscation of the defendant’s property. The Specifications allege that the property sought is the result of proceeds from drug activity or was used in the commission of drug trafficking. The property being sought for confiscation is Marshall’s interest in the residence, having a fair market value of approximately $200,000, and $50,000 in cash, contained in a safety deposit box.

In releasing the Butler County Grand Jury’s recent indictment, Prosecutor Robin Piper stated, “the West Chester Police Department has performed an exemplary job producing a thorough investigation. While looking for a suspect wanted for questioning, they unearthed an ongoing criminal enterprise. This dangerous enterprise resulted in a young man being shot and killed in Hamilton County. The assets seized and sought for confiscation cannot bring back the young life taken in a drug deal gone bad. The profiteers of illegal drugs cannot be allowed to keep the proceeds of their activities. Cases like this are the reason confiscation laws were created. Confiscating a person’s house and cars may seem harsh to some people, but we are in a war against crime and a war against the drug traffickers who attempt to corrupt our children. The strength of the law can only be found by enforcing its consequences. Crime can’t pay.”

Arraignment is scheduled for tomorrow, before Judge Oney at 8:30 A.M.
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