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Former Ohio State Player Pleads To Drug Charges

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Ray Small has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges.
10:54AM
February 25, 2014

A former Ohio State University football player previously caught up in the school’s memorabilia scandal faces a four-year prison term after pleading guilty to drug trafficking.

19 Indicted In Latest Marion Drug Sweep

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Addiction specialists say Marion's heroin problem began about four years ago when gang members from Chicago and Detroit started bringing the drug to the city.
8:58AM
February
20, 2014

Federal authorities say 19 people have been indicted in an alleged conspiracy to traffic large amounts of heroin, crack cocaine and prescription pills into the city of Marion.

Ross County Dead After Accidental Shooting By Police

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12:14PM
December
13, 2013

Authorities say a Ross County woman was killed in an accidental shooting by a law-enforcement officer during a drug raid.

Ohio Pot Seizures Down In 2013

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Removal of the illegal plants came at the hands of sheriff's deputies in multiple counties, with support from agents from the Ohio Attorney General's Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
8:54AM
November
12, 2013

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reports that authorities found more than 20,470 plants during the summer growing season in Ohio. That’s a 76 percent decline from 2010, when authorities seized a record 84,660 plants in the annual effort.

Judge Won’t Stop Condemned Ohio Killer’s Execution

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A federal judge has refused to delay the scheduled execution of Ohio death row inmate Ronald Phillips.
1:21PM
November 7, 2013

A federal judge has declined to block a child killer’s upcoming execution at the request of lawyers suing over Ohio’s new process for carrying out capital punishment.

Marion Struggles With Increasing Heroin Problem

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Addiction specialists say Marion's heroin problem began about four years ago when gang members from Chicago and Detroit started bringing the drug to the city.
7:31AM
October
30, 2013

Like many Midwestern cities, Marion has struggled in recent decades. The proud blue-collar town was once a regional industry leader, but times have changed and factories have closed. As industry moved out, drugs…specifically heroin…moved in.

Bill Proposes Drug Testing Of Ohio Lawmakers

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A bill introduced this week would require state lawmakers get drug tests.
10:59AM
October
24, 2013

A bill introduced in the state Senate this week would require drug-testing of Ohio’s lawmakers.

The bill would have the same goals as another bill that would require testing of welfare recipients.

Columbus Detective Indicted On Drug And Gun Charges

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9:35AM
October
11, 2013

A Columbus police detective has been indicted on charges that he provided armed security for a man picking up drugs and drug money.

Delaware Drug Task Force Arrests 29; Four Still At Large

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Clockwise from top-left: Adam Polt, Gergory Jacobs, Veronika Stephens, and Joseph Johnson.
12:37PM
October
7, 2013

Authorities in Delaware County say more than two dozen people were arrested in a weekend drug sweep.

House Signs Off On Needle Exchange Bill

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7:57AM
October
3, 2013

Lawmakers in the Ohio House have passed a bill that will take down some of the barriers local communities face in developing needle exchange programs for intravenous drug users. But the bipartisan bill had plenty of opposition.