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Former OU student pleads not guilty to all Wiant death charges

A former Ohio University student who was indicted on charges related to the death of Collin Wiant pleaded not guilty Monday at his arraignment.

Joshua Androsac, 20, of Lewis Center, was charged with permitting drug abuse, a fifth-degree felony; hazing, fourth-degree misdemeanor; involuntary manslaughter, a first-degree felony; two counts of trafficking harmful intoxicants, a fifth-degree felony; and trafficking in cocaine, a fifth-degree felony, according to a previous Post report

He plead not guilty to all of those charges, Kim Withem, executive assistant to the prosecuting attorney, said. Androsac’s attorney is Rolf Baumgartel.

Androsac was one of nine people indicted in the investigation of Wiant’s death. He attended OU from fall 2018 to fall 2019.

He will be required to complete a drug screening, Withem said. He is also not allowed to communicate with any of the codefendants or the Wiant family.

Androsac’s jury trial is scheduled for Feb. 4, 2019.


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