April 26, 2018
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Brevard County Man Indicted For Distributing Heroin Resulting In Death
(ORLANDO, Fla.) - A federal grand jury returned an indictment charging Ronald (36, Melbourne) with distributing heroin and cocaine that resulted in the death of another, distributing oxycodone, distributing heroin, possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, and two counts of carrying a firearm in relation to a drug trafficking crime. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum penalty of life in federal prison. The indictment also notifies Wiley that the United States intends to forfeit numerous firearms and ammunition, which are alleged to be traceable to the offenses.
According to the indictment, Wiley distributed heroin and cocaine to an individual identified as S.J. on January 26, 2018. S.J. overdosed and died after ingesting the heroin and cocaine that Wiley had provided. In addition, on two other occasions in February 2018, Wiley distributed oxycodone and heroin to another individual while armed with a firearm. He also possessed four firearms on March 7, 2018. As a previously convicted felon, Wiley is prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition under federal law.
This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. It will be prosecuted by United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida.