Arrest in Warren Co. heroin death


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LEBANON — A man was arrested and charged with one count of trafficking in drugs and one count of possession of drugs after police say he sold heroin to a man that fatally overdosed on the drug.

Bobby Singleton III, 34, of Mason, was charged with the two felony counts.

On Saturday, May 20, detectives from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office were investigating a heroin overdose from earlier that morning.

At 4:11 a.m., deputies had responded to 652 Quail Lake Drive in Deerfield Township, and they found Joseph J. Krouse, 33, dead from an apparent overdose, according to a press release from the Warren County Sheriff’s Office.

After speaking with witnesses at the home, it was discovered he had likely overdosed on “gray death,” a deadly combination of heroin, carfentanil, and fentanyl.

After learning who had sold the heroin to him, the detectives set up an undercover operation to attempt to purchase more of it from the same dealer. Several hours later, the dealer brought more of the gray death and delivered it to a location in Deerfield Township, where he was immediately taken into custody, police said.

He may face an additional charge after the victim’s toxicology results are known, according to police. He is currently being held in the Warren County Jail without bond.

This incident is still under investigation by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office, and anyone with information about this case is urged to contact Lieutenant John Faine at 513-695-1522.

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