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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Ohio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Jury Convicts Dayton Man of Meth Charges

DAYTON – A jury has convicted Jason Rosales, 44, of Dayton, with two crimes related to methamphetamine. Rosales was found guilty of conspiracy to possess and attempt to possess with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of the drug on Valentine’s Day of last year.

Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in Charge, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), and Clark County Prosecutor Andrew D. Wilson announced the verdict reached today at the conclusion of an eight-day trial before U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice.

According to court documents and testimony, Rosales conspired to and attempted to possess at least 4,427 grams of 100 percent pure “crystal meth” or “ice.”

The MOWIN Task Force in Kansas City had interdicted a courier at a Greyhound Bus Station on February 13, 2017 with 10 bundles of crystal meth hidden in a duffle bag. 

The courier had been en route to deliver the drugs in Springfield, Ohio, and ultimately the DEA orchestrated a controlled delivery to  Rosales in Dayton. 

Rosales was charged by an indictment in February 2017. He was arrested on February 16, 2017 and has remained in custody since.

U.S. Attorney Glassman commended the cooperative investigation by the DEA and Kansas City law enforcement, as well as Assistant United States Attorneys Amy M. Smith and Sheila G. Lafferty and Special Assistant United States Attorney Ryan Saunders from the Clark County Prosecutor’s Office, who are representing the United States in this case. 

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jennifer.thornton@usdoj.gov
Updated July 26, 2018