2 women indicted in connection to overdoses

Posted at 3:00 PM, Dec 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-23 15:00:44-05

CINCINNATI – A grand jury indicted two women investigators said had helped people who overdosed obtain heroin.

Billie Britton, 38, was charged with corrupting another with drugs and tampering with evidence. Police said she provided heroin to another woman Aug. 20, then destroyed or concealed “drug abuse instruments” so they couldn’t be used as evidence.

Jennifer Halloran, 35, was charged with corrupting another with drugs and trafficking in heroin. Investigators from the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition Task Force, working with Norwood and Delhi police, said Halloran provided heroin to a person Oct. 2 and sold heroin Oct. 8.

Halloran has also been found guilty of several thefts and other crimes, and is expected to remain in jail until December of 2016, records show.

Tom Synan, the Newtown police chief and director of the task force, said officers from different agencies are partnering “to end this epidemic.”

“The officers of this task force are working hard every day to stop this cycle of heroin and the devastating impact it is having on our communities,” Synan said. “These officers will follow the evidence back from any overdose and hold anyone who sells, purchases or provides heroin to another accountable.”

Police asked that anyone with information on someone who provided heroin to someone who overdosed call the heroin tip line at 513-946-4411.

Additionally, police said anyone needing help with addiction can call the Addiction Services Council at 513-281-7880.

Click here for a list of other resources for help getting off heroin.