VIDEO: Ronald Wiley of Melbourne Indicted For Distributing Heroin That Resulted in Death of Woman
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // May 1, 2018
ABOVE VIDEO: Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey discusses the indictment of 36-year-old Ronald Wiley of Melbourne by a federal Grand Jury. Wiley was indicted on charges of 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.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – This past week a federal Grand Jury indicted 36-year-old Ronald Wiley of 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.
The charges related to an incident that occurred earlier this year when an unidentified female was driven to a local Fire Rescue Station. The female was unresponsive, not breathing and without a pulse. She had been driven to the fire station by a male, who advised he had found her lying in a ditch off of a local roadway.
The unidentified female was transported to a local hospital by Brevard County Fire Rescue and Melbourne Fire Department personnel, where she was pronounced deceased due to an overdose of controlled substances.
Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Homicide Agents subsequently initiated a death investigation where it became evident that the individual who had driven the victim to the fire station, was not being truthful regarding where the victim was initially found.
Homicide Agents re-interviewed the male subject who admitted to lying to law enforcement and medical personnel, advising that an acquaintance needed help removing her from his residence after she had overdosed. The male subject confessed that he then drove the victim to a fire station from the acquaintance’s residence.
Sheriff’s Office Agents then coordinated an investigation with ATF and DEA relating to the death and the acquaintance, who was later identified as Ronald Wiley.
As a result of the death investigation, Wiley was arrested and charged with multiple drug and firearm-related offenses. During a search of his residence, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine were located.
I am extremely proud of our team and the outstanding relationships we share with our federal law enforcement partners who collectively worked to identify and arrest the perpetrator responsible for this young woman’s death.
It is our hope that this arrest and prosecution can help bring closure and some sense of peace to the family’s pain.
I would like to personally thank the efforts of our team members, DEA, ATF and the United States Attorney’s Office for their continuous support in bringing this case to a successful closure and for their amazing partnership with our agency.
– Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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