The Chillicothe Police Department and Ross County Prosecutor’s Office are announcing that Ginger A. Gonz was found guilty after a jury trial of Corrupting Another with Drugs. This charge stemmed from an investigation by the Chillicothe Police Department Detective’s Division into the overdose death of Charlotte “Emily” Turner.
“I am pleased with the jury’s verdict and want to thank them for the time and consideration they gave this difficult matter. I am hopeful this will allow Charlotte’s family to heal and move forward. I want to thank the Detectives for their hard work and dedication in this case. Hopefully this will send a strong message to our community that law enforcement will continue to investigate those who supply drugs to individuals who subsequently overdose and die.” -Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Carrie L. Charles
“I would like to thank all the Chillicothe Police Department Officers, Detectives, and all employees at the Ross County Prosecutor’s Office that work daily investigating cases. I pray for the family and friends of Charlotte “Emily” Turner. Law Enforcement in Chillicothe will continue to investigate the trafficking of narcotics in and around Chillicothe and hold drug traffickers accountable for their actions. If you or a family member needs help with addiction please contact the Chillicothe Police Department and ask for our Social Worker, Joanna Denny, or myself.” – Captain Micheal Short
This particular case presented unique evidence in which Detectives were able to trace where the drugs provided to Ms. Turner came from. Unfortunately, this is not always the case in these types of investigations. Because of this evidence, we were able to move forward with successful prosecution.
The conviction is a felony of the second degree and carries a possible penalty of 2-8 years in prison. Ginger A. Gonz will be sentenced on May 31, 202