U.S. District Judge Sentences Ronald Wiley To Federal Prison For 2018 Drug Related Death
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard Sheriff // January 24, 2019
sentenced to 26 years and 10 months in Federal Prison
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Ronald Wiley, 36, of Melbourne, was sentenced yesterday to 26 years and 10 months in Federal Prison by the honorable U.S. District Judge Roy Dalton Jr. in Orlando.
Wiley had previously pleaded guilty to Distribution of Heroin and Cocaine Resulting in Death, Carrying a Firearm in relation to Drug Trafficking and Felon in Possession of a Firearm.
The investigation began on January 26, 2018, when the Sheriff’s Office was called to a local fire station after a deceased female was dropped off by an alleged concerned citizen.
The individual stated the female had been found unresponsive in a ditch located near Aurora Road in Melbourne, and was the victim of an apparent drug overdose.
The autopsy toxicology confirmed that the 29-year-old woman had died from a drug overdose and Agent Wayne Simock began a homicide investigation into the death. Agent Simock determined that the original information provided by the alleged concerned citizen was false and through investigation determined that Wiley had provided the victim a deadly dose of heroin and cocaine at his residence in Melbourne where she overdosed and died.
Agent Simock coordinated a multi-agency investigation into the suspect that included Sheriff’s Office Agent Craig Carson who was assigned to an ATF Task Force. Agent Carson oversaw an undercover operation that was able to purchase illegal firearms from the suspect.
The investigation culminated with the seizure of firearms, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine from the suspect and his residence.
Please join me in thanking Agents Wayne Simock and Craig Carson who coordinated their efforts to ensure justice for a victim who could no longer speak for herself!! Their investigative expertise resulted in a dangerous heroin dealer being removed from our streets.
I would like to also thank our partners at ATF and the United States Attorney’s Office for prosecuting this drug dealer to the fullest extent of the law.
– Written by Brevard Sheriff Wayne Ivey
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