Women Allegedly Provided Drugs Used In Fatal Overdose
By Mike Perleberg
(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) – A fatal heroin overdose has resulted in reckless homicide charges being filed against two area women.
Rhonda Sue Hoffman, 44, of Versailles, and Kira Davidson were charged April 30 in Dearborn Superior Court I with Reckless Homicide (Class C felony); Dealing in a Schedule I, II or III Controlled Substance (Class B felony); Dealing in a Narcotic Drug (Heroin) (Class B felony); and Maintaining a Common Nuisance (Class D felony).
According to the court affidavit filed by Greendale Police investigators, 30-year-old Jason Johnson died at University of Cincinnati Medical Center on January 19, less than a day after he was found suffering from a heroin overdose at his home on Whispering Woods Drive in Greendale in the early morning hours of January 18.
The Hamilton County, Ohio Coroner’s office determined that Johnson had a BAC of .15, heroin, and the painkiller Fentanyl in his body. The dangerous combination contributed to his cause of death.
Officers arriving at the home following the emergency call found a loaded syringe, a spoon with residue on it, and a Suboxone tablet in the bathroom where Johnson was found. The victim’s cell phone was also seized.
Investigators were told by Johnson’s parents – who claimed their son was a recovering heroin addict – that he had been dropped off by his father at a home on Doughty Road in Lawrenceburg on January 17. According to the affidavit, Jason claimed it was the home of his girlfriend’s mother. It was actually Hoffman’s residence.
Johnson later met up with his girlfriend. She told detectives that he seemed a little “off” and that Jason had told her he was “pre-partying” at the Doughty Road house. They went to a movie before Johnson returned home.
Officers obtained a search warrant for the Hoffman residence. Inside they found Hoffman, her boyfriend, and a cut plastic straw containing heroin. Testing of heroin found in Johnson’s pants pocket and the heroin found on the cut straw at Hoffman’s home were a similar mix of heroin, Fentanyl, and the non-controlled substance diphenhydramine, commonly known as Benadryl.
Police also confiscated the couple’s cell phone. Second and third search warrants were signed allowing Greendale investigators to review the text messages and phone calls made using Johnson and Hoffman’s phones. A text conversation between Hoffman and a suspected drug dealer in Cincinnati revealed that she allegedly purchased heroin from that dealer on January 16 and again the following day. She would later admit to investigators her participation in the drug deals.
Hoffman allegedly used a food stamp card as payment to the heroin dealer. She denied receiving money from Johnson to purchase the drug.
Hoffman admitted to giving Johnson a Suboxone tablet, a medicine prescribed for treating opioid dependence.
The death investigation turned to Davidson when she texted Johnson’s phone after it had been confiscated by police as Johnson was dying in the hospital. She allegedly asked if Johnson wanted “subs” or Suboxone.
In a later interview with detectives, Davidson admitted to supplying Suboxone to Johnson in the past.
“Kira stated she was giving Jason Suboxone (a handful of times) so he would not use heroin,” investigators wrote in the affidavit.
She also admitted to giving Suboxone to Hoffman about two weeks before Johnson’s overdose.
The Cincinnati drug dealer who sold the heroin that Johnson overdosed on was identified as Peter James McGee, Jr. The 36-year-old was charged in Hamilton County on February 28 with Trafficking in Drugs, Possession of Drugs, and Having Weapons While Under Disability.
Davidson told Greendale detectives that the heroin McGee has allegedly sold has led to several overdoses in southeast Indiana, including herself.
Hoffman was arrested on her warrant on Wednesday. No record of Davidson’s arrest could be located Thursday.
This Gal came from a good middle Class family in Aurora. I went to school with her. Her Father is a really good guy. She has for sure made very bad choices in her life. She needs to find Jesus.
Heroin was invented by Bayer in 1885. At first Bayer said Heroin was not addictive, which they later said as we know isn't true. Heroin is made by first growing the Opium Poppy. Once the Poppy is ripening, it's Pod is scored allowing a White Milky Latex to come out. The Latex dries into a sticky Jelly like resin. The raw Opium is made into Morphine, pressed into Bricks and dried in the Sun. This makes it easier to smuggle into the U.S. from Afghanistan, which supplies 82% of the Worlds supply. Once here the Drug Dealers get the Bricks of Morphine and mix with a Chemical Compound called Acetic Anhydride. This chemical is extremely Flammable. The Heroin is then purified using Chemical or Mechanical Means. The Heroin is VERY addictive. It is cheap to buy. Allot of Heroin users shoot the drug between their fingers or Toes so nobody can see the Needle Marks.
Need to get your head out of the sand FastEd1. There are more people abusing the system than just a few. Is it the children's fault? No. but to many times they are used as a tool to get more money. I've never been on welfare. I have worked my whole life and it a shame to see the entitlement attitude people have anymore when the taxes from the working class like myself support the lazy. And yes I hide my identity. But I have every right to state my opinion just like you.
I'm glad my taxes go to welfare people to buy their drugs. Gotta love it. So many people on welfare the drug dealers have to take food stamp cards now. Not to mention that she didn't shop local.
@CoolMomma I feel for this pathetic ladies’ children. I know the men in this ladies’ life have been like a revolving door. She has at least 5 children by 4 different men. This lady has been arrested so many times but always seems to get out of trouble. Hmm, ironic. I think not!
This lady has been to federal prison for embezzlement, she has been arrested for check deception, stealing credit cards, child endangerment, insurance fraud, shop lifting, the list goes on and on and now this.
When is this lady going to receive the mental help she needs as well as the jail time she deserves?
This lady has been turned in so many times for welfare fraud but continues to abuse the system and she continues to receive assistance that we all pay for?
Then you read she is buying drugs with her food stamp card that is obviously for her children to eat.
Mother of the Year!
I am anxious to see how soon she will get out of this charge?
@madmother That just makes matters worse. If that piece of CRAP was doing time she surely deserves maybe JUST MAYBE Jason would be alive today..... I STILL FEEL NOTHING FOR THEM... Everyone has a SAD story............ Mental HELP? She needs the DEATH PENALTY!
@FastEd1 @SUBHATER Corporate subsidies go to keep corporations IN AMERICA! Which means keeping tax revenue and people employed, which in turn produces more taxes to pay for defense and other NECESSITIES. Welfare is not a necessity for most that are on it and abuse it. It is a lifestyle they choose (not all, but most) because it's easy!!!!!
How many welfare cheats do you see with tattoos? Going out to bars? Buying booze, cigarettes and garbage at the grocery? Have iphones, cable tv, etc.? I'd venture to say 99% who cheat the system have and do all these things. How many claim to have "medical" problems which prevent them from working, but doesn't prevent them from hanging in bars, eating like crap and making their health problems worse? when the majority of people on public assistance or disability are by federal standards "obese" there is a problem.
The topic/subject isn't corporate subsidies. The topic is the worthless, lazy, uninspired welfare cheats that use every reason and excuse possible for their lack of responsibility, productivity and being a drag on society.
no one is saying stop welfare, just make the standards to receive them difficult enough to prevent/reduce abuse. Drug testing and work requirements would thin the herd easy enough. Not only would this reduce the abuse, but more money could then go to help those that REALLY NEED it (the children) to help them escape the chain of government dependence.
This ladies husband just 2 years ago had a shoot out with the police. They should call her the black widow. LAWRENCEBURG, INd. —Additional charges have been filed against a man accused of shooting a gun at police during a standoff last week in Dearborn County.
William Hoffman Jr.
was initially charged with criminal recklessness, but authorities charged him Monday with attempted murder, attempted aggravated battery, attempted battery with a deadly weapon, intimidation with a deadly weapon and pointing a firearm.
Police were called Thursday night to the 31-year-old Hoffman's Lawrenceburg home for a domestic disturbance, and officers said he barricaded himself inside and shot at them.
The standoff ended about 3 a.m. Friday when state troopers went inside the home and arrested Hoffman.
He was treated for a minor gunshot wound at University Hospital and then taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center.
Hoffman was taken back to Indiana, where he remains held at the Dearborn County Law Enforcement Center.