Accused Dayton drug dealer arraigned

Clinton Randall Staff Writer

January 6, 2014

GREENVILLE - A Dayton man appeared in court by video connection to be arraigned on five felony counts of drug trafficking.

A Grand Jury recently indicted Bobby R. House, 22, on one second degree felony count of Trafficking in Heroin. He was also indicted on two counts each of Trafficking in Heroin and Trafficking in Cocaine, two felonies of the fourth and two of the fifth degree.

The charges stem from a narcotics investigation with the Greenville Police Department and the Darke County Sheriff’s Office that alleged the offenses occurred in November and December of 2013. The investigation revealed that House, along with a co-defendant, allegedly transported the drugs to Darke County. The drugs were then sold to a confidential informant aiding detectives in the investigation.

Darke County Common Pleas Court Judge Jonathan P. Hein ordered Tuesday that House continue to be held on a $100,000 bond in which he originally received in December 2013 after his arrest. He is scheduled to appear for a pre-trial Feb. 14 at 8 a.m. and unless he changes his plea will begin a jury trial Mar. 4-5 at 9 a.m.

If convicted of the current charges, House faces a maximum of 13 years in prison and fines of up to $30,000. A $7,500 fine and two year mandatory prison term is required for the second degree Trafficking in Heroin count due to the severity of the charge.

House is represented by Dayton defense attorney Kevin Lennen of Rion, Rion & Rion and the case is being handled by Darke County Prosecuting Attorney R. Kelly Ormsby, III for the state.