by Aaron Gibson, December 22, 2017
A Hillsboro man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of a man’s body in a ditch near Mt. Orab.
According to police, Billy R. Hackworth, age 44, allegedly sold drugs to Clint Doss, age 38, and then dumped his body alongside Oakland Road after Doss fatally overdosed on Oct. 12.
Doss was found lying in a ditch by a passerby around 9 a.m. the next morning. No injuries were found on his body.
A toxicology test performed by the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office determined a fentanyl overdose to be the cause of death, police said.
Hackworth was booked into jail Thursday evening, Dec. 21 on an unrelated OVI charge.
He faces preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter, drug trafficking, corrupting another with drugs, and tampering with evidence in relation to Doss’ death.
The case was investigated by the Brown County Drug & Major Crimes Task Force with assistance from the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, Mt. Orab Police Department and Ohio State Highway Patrol.
—Brown County Crime Reporter, Dec. 22, 2017 7:03 PM EST
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