On April 9th, 2015 the Wilmington Police Department responded to 182 Michigan Ave. Wilmington, Ohio reference an unresponsive male subject. Upon arrival of Officers, they found Cody Hart, age 23 of Wilmington unresponsive. Cody was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead by CMH staff.
An investigation was conducted and discovered DeLee Wampler, age 52 of Wilmington, and Daymon Haislip, age 27 of Cincinnati, Ohio provided heroin to Cody Hart at DeLee Wamplers residence. After approximately 3 hours of using the heroin provided by Wampler and Haislip, Cody Hart stopped breathing which prompted a 911 call to Wilmington Police Dispatch. Cody Hart’s body was transported to the Miami Valley Crime Laboratory for autopsy and toxicology.
DeLee Wampler was previously indicted by the Clinton County Grand Jury in March of 2015 for two counts of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs. Wampler was arrested on March 28th, 2015 and released on March 30th, 2015 on a OR/Signature Bond by the Clinton County Common Pleas Court. After the Overdose Death of Cody Hart on April 9th, the Clinton County Prosecutor filed a motion to revoke Wampler’s bond after she admitted to trafficking heroin to Hart. Wampler’s bond was revoked and she was jailed at the Clinton County Justice Center on April 10th, 2015.
On May 15th, Wampler appeared before the Clinton County Common Pleas Court and plead guilty to one count of Aggravated Trafficking in Drugs which she was previously indicted for in March of 2015. The Common Pleas Court found Wampler guilty and set a sentencing hearing for July 9th, 2015 and released Wampler on an additional OR Bond.
On June 8th, 2015 Autopsy results were received and it was the medical opinion of MVRCL that Cody’s death was due to heroin Intoxication. Upon receiving these results, the Clinton County Prosecutor approved an arrest warrant for Wampler and was subsequently arrested.
On June 22nd, 2015 this case was presented to the Clinton County Grand Jury requesting charges of Involuntary Manslaughter, a Felony 1st Degree, Corrupting Another with Drugs, a felony of the 2nd Degree and Trafficking in Drugs, a felony of the 5th Degree against DeLee Wampler and Daymon Haislip. The Grand Jury did indict both subjects on the above charges. Daymon Haislip and DeLee Wampler are both incarcerated at the Clinton County Justice Center at this time.
The Warren County Drug Task Force and Wilmington Police Department worked tirelessly on this case, along with the Clinton County Prosecutor’s Office, to end up with these indictments. Whenever the situation is appropriate, we will continue to be aggressive in prosecuting those responsible for heroin abuse and overdose deaths related to heroin addiction.