In another story of a dirty cop who probably engaged in the war on drugs, an Ohio State Trooper has been charged, along with five others, for drug trafficking.
According to the Ohio Highway Patrol, Jason Delcol, 43, "previously terminated for violations of Division directives but reinstated through arbitration."
“According to the affidavit, Delcol has used his position as a law enforcement officer to provide Glassburn with information, intervene in criminal cases of Glassburn and Owings, provide Glassburn with ballistic vests and corroborate Glassburn’s alibi to law enforcement when Glassburn was caught transporting drugs in August 2017,” U.S. Attorney Benjamin C. Glassman said.
According to the Justice Department's website, he is charged with possession with intent to distribute and distribution of controlled substances, as well as conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of controlled substances. He also faces an additional charge of possession with intent to distribute and distribution of human growth hormone and one count of witness tampering.
A local Fox affiliate in Ohio reports:
Investigators say they found communication between the men about drug trafficking, including Oxycodone, Percocet, cocaine, crack cocaine, Xanax, Adderall, Suboxone, marijuana, and even HGH and testosterone.
Surveillance shows Delcol visiting Glassburn's home at least 16 times since October 2017, according to the Department of Justice. At least two of the times he visited Glassburn, investigators say he was driving his Ohio State Highway Patrol marked car and was in uniform.
Delcol is accused of being a middleman between two other suspects, Glassburn and Owings. According to investigators, Owings supplied HGH and steroids to Delcol, which he sells to Glassburn, and then Glassburn sells pills to Delcol who sells or gives them to Owings.
Investigators say one time Glassburn was found by police asleep behind the wheel, with drug paraphernalia and drugs in his car. Glassburn reportedly told them he'd removed the drugs from one of his children's bedrooms and had called a Trooper friend of his - Delcol - for advice on what to do with the drugs. Officers say they had Glassburn call Delcol, who verified the story and said Glassburn had children with problems.
The DOJ also adds,
"It is also alleged that Delcol engaged in misleading conduct toward law enforcement officers to help Glassburn. On August 5, 2017, around 4:30am, police officers from a law enforcement agency discovered Glassburn asleep at the wheel and observed a drug pipe in the backseat. A search of the car discovered a substance that later tested positive for cocaine and a substance that later tested positive for cocaine base."
"Glassburn claimed to just be tired and told officers he had found and removed the drugs from one of his children’s bedrooms. He said he called a Trooper friend of his, Delcol, and asked for advice on what to do with the drugs. Another officer who had stopped to assist had Glassburn call Delcol to verify his story. The Deputy spoke with Delcol, who stated Glassburn had children who were problems and also said he did not know Glassburn to be involved with drugs. During a recorded follow-up call with police officers, Delcol again served as Glassburn’s alibi."
The other men face the same first charges as Delcol. However, each man also has additional charges against him. Those men, according to the DOJ, are:
- Nicholas Glassburn, 47
- Jason lDecol, 43
- Benjamin Owings, 37
- Stevedore Crawford, 55
- Carlos Carvalho, 42