Man connected to overdoses at Mah. County Jail sentenced to prison

Victor Slocum, 23, pleaded guilty in September to drug possession and money laundering charges

Victor Slocum, accused of bringing drugs into the Mahoning County jail
Victor Slocum

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A man police say brought drugs into the Mahoning County Jail, which caused the overdose of two inmates there was sentenced to prison on Thursday.

Victor Slocum, 23, pleaded guilty in September to drug possession and money laundering charges. He was sentenced to one year in prison.

Two inmates at the Mahoning County Jail suffered overdoses in June and had to be revived.

Detectives searched the inmate area for several hours with drug-sniffing K9s from a number of local departments. They said the dogs made hits on Slocum’s cell.

Slocum was being held at the jail following an arrest in Struthers on drug charges. We was set to be released on bond when the overdoses happened.

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