Amber L. Barnett


A Wauseon woman was indicted Monday by a Fulton County grand jury on seven counts including involuntary manslaughter, reckless homicide, felonious assault and four drug-related charges.

According to records from the Fulton County Clerk of Courts, Amber L. Barnett, 19, of Wauseon, faces one count of involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; one count of reckless homicide, a third-degree felony; one count of felonious assault, a second-degree felony; and one count of complicity to commit aggravated possession of drugs, two counts of complicity to commit aggravated trafficking in drugs and one count of permitting drug abuse, all fifth-degree felonies.

Authorities allege that on Jan. 17-18, Barnett caused a person’s death as a result of committing or attempting to commit a felony — aiding or abetting another to obtain, possess or use a schedule I or schedule II controlled substance. She is also charged with reckless homicide in the death, as well as felonious assault in connection with another individual.

Authorities also allege, during the same Jan. 17-18 time period, Barnett prepared or distributed a schedule I or II controlled substance and permitted her vehicle to be used in the trafficking.

She was arrested Tuesday by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office and is currently at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.

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