LIMA — A 26-year-old Lima woman has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly providing the heroin or other controlled substance that led to the overdose death of an acquaintance.
Bobbie Joe Spyres remains in the Allen County jail following her arraignment Wednesday in Allen County Common Pleas Court on the first-degree felony charge. That charge was among three returned against her by the November grand jury. Spyres also was indicted for corrupting another with drugs, a felony of the second degree, and aggravated trafficking in drugs, a fourth-degree felony.
According to court documents, Lima police were dispatched at around 2 p.m. Sept. 29 to a residence in the 100 block of East Kibby Street in reference to a man who had overdosed and was not breathing. Upon their arrival, officers found resident Larry Money suffering from an overdose. Emergency medical personnel attempted to revive Money as they transported him to a Lima hospital. Their attempts were unsuccessful, and Money died.
Two people at the Kibby Street residence told police a woman named Bobbie Joe came to the house and brought what was believed to be heroin. The witnesses said she offered some of the powdery substance to them, but they declined. One witness, according to police accounts, told the woman he “didn’t want any of the fentanyl that was out there on the street,” but the woman claimed it was “good dope” and that there was no fentanyl in it.
Witnesses stated the woman — later identified as Spyres — scraped the powdery substance from a folded piece of paper, rolled a piece of calendar into a straw and placed the substance in front of herself and Money. Money snorted a line of the powder and moments later his eyes rolled back in his head and he became unconscious and stopped breathing, the police narrative of the incident states.
Spyres was identified as the person who provided the drug. She called police later that day and said she would turn herself in to police in two days. Spyres, however, was located a short time later and was taken into custody. She reportedly admitted to police that she was with Money when he used the drugs but refused to provide the name of the person from which she had obtained the drug.
Spyres then requested a lawyer, the report stated.