AKRON: Two men have been indicted in the heroin overdose death of Julia Robbins, a 23-year-old Akron woman, on March 29.
Jack S. Shaffer, 21, of Stephens Avenue in Akron, is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter, first degree felonies, corrupting another with drugs, a second degree felony, and trafficking in heroin, a fourth degree felony.
Shaffer is alleged to have provided heroin to Robbins.
Brian K. Newell, 20 of Wren Walk in Akron, is charged with trafficking in heroin and is alleged to have sold the heroin to Shaffer.
“Heroin is a serious problem in our community that affects people from all backgrounds,” Summit County Prosecuting Attorney Sherri Bevan Walsh said. “Holding accountable those who provided heroin and other opiates to people who overdosed and died is one of the tools we can use to fight this epidemic.”
Shaffer will be arraigned Wednesday and Newell will be arraigned Friday.