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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.

Ohio Patrol Reports Increased Drug-Related Arrests

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The Ohio State Highway Patrol reports increase in drug related arrests and seizures during first 6 months of 2013.
7:56AM
July 29, 2013

The Ohio State Highway Patrol has reported more drug-related arrests and seizures in Ohio in the first half of this year compared with the first six months of 2012.

Bill Would Increase Access To Overdose Antidote

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Rep. State Representative Terry Johnson, who is also a doctor, wants to incease access to a drug that reverses the effects of opiate overdoses.
7:32AM
June
13, 2013

Ohio has an opiate problem. Statistics from the Ohio Department of Health show the number of people dying from drug overdoses increased 440 percent from 1999 to 2011. Now there’s bipartisan support for a bill in the state legislature that would try to reduce drug deaths.

Pharmacy Board To Monitor Bath Salts, Other Synthetic Drugs

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The drugs are often called names like "FrogE" and "purple Haze" and are reported to have effects similar to LSD.
8:18AM
June 4, 2013

State officials say the pharmacy board can move to ban chemicals and drug cocktails much more quickly than the state legislature.