Drug Enforcement Administration


Keith Martin (Acting), Special Agent in Charge

October 31, 2017

Contact: Brian McNeal

Phone Number: (571) 362-1498

Two Ohio Men Indicted For Selling Heroin And Cocaine That Resulted In Fatal Overdose

CLEVELAND - Two Wooster, Ohio men were indicted in the Northern District of Ohio, for distributing heroin and cocaine that resulted in the fatal overdose of a Wayne County, Ohio woman, law enforcement officials said.

Jamie Curtis, 36, and Theodore Alleman, 28, were both indicted on one count of distribution of heroin and cocaine. The charge carries a potential sentencing enhancement because the drugs they distributed resulted in a death.

Curtis is also charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm. Curtis had a Witness 9 mm firearm with an obliterated serial number, and ammunition, despite a prior felony conviction for drug trafficking in Wayne County Common Pleas Court.

Curtis sold heroin and cocaine to Alleman from June 2016, through January 2017, according to the indictment.

On November 13th, 2016, Alleman prepared a mixture of heroin and cocaine that he and a woman identified only as “H.C.” injected.  “H.C.” then overdosed and died, according to the indictment.

DEA Special Agent in Charge Timothy J. Plancon said: “Identifying and bringing to justice the individuals that distribute drugs that lead to overdose death is a top priority of DEA.  Today’s charges send the message to all drug dealers that they will be held accountable for bringing that poison into the community, and their deadly results.” 

“These men sold drugs that directly resulted in the death of a young woman,” Herdman said. “We will continue to seek long prison sentences for drug dealers who kill and injure our friends and neighbors.”

“The continued collaborative efforts of the Medway Drug Task Force and the Cleveland DEA to investigate these opiate overdoses, truly sends a message to our community that people will be held accountable,” said MEDWAY Director Don Hall.

This case is prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Teresa Riley following an investigation by the DEA, ATF, MEDWAY Drug Enforcement Agency, Wooster Police Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Office, Wayne County Coroner's Office and Ohio BCI.

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