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Recently, Gov. DeWine banned the sale and use of nine synthetic opioids, known as nitazenes, which are stronger than fentanyl and have been linked to a rise in overdoses.
These man-made opioids were never approved for medical use and are increasingly found in illegal drugs across the state. On Tuesday, Gov. DeWine signed an executive order authorizing the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to classify these nine synthetic opioids as Schedule I controlled substances, effectively banning their sale and use.
On Tuesday, June 4, investigators from the Guernsey County Sheriff’s Office and the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force executed a search warrant at an East Cambridge residence. The operation led to the discovery of bulk amounts of suspected methamphetamine and fentanyl, as well as drug paraphernalia and other evidence indicating significant drug trafficking activity.
Ravenna, Ohio – Portage County sheriff’s deputies have accused the owner of a newly opened vape shop, Puff City Smoke Shop, of trafficking illegal narcotics. The shop, located in downtown Ravenna, opened just a month ago, and its owner, who hails from New York, faces charges of aggravated trafficking in drugs, a second-degree felony.
Deputies assigned to the P.A.C.E. Unit were conducting interdiction on Interstate 76.
With assistance from the SWAT team, the area SPAN drug unit executed a narcotics search warrant at 1262 Sunset Road around 6 a.m. May 14.
Law enforcement leaders joined together, along with Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, Wednesday morning for the annual drug summit in Columbus.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced on Friday that nearly three dozen local drug task forces in Ohio are receiving state support for their work to disrupt the drug trade and promote substance use awareness, prevention, and recovery.
Members of the TAG Drug Task force and Warren Police Street Crimes Unit took 50 grams of what is believed to be fentanyl from a home in the 700 block of Parkman Road SW, as well as a pistol drum magazine and suboxone stips, a medication used to treat individuals with opioid addiction, the release states.
The South-Central Ohio Major Crimes Unit, with the assistance of the Lancaster Police Department, and the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 4970 Delmont Rd. Lancaster after an investigation involving drug trafficking.
A new Republican-led bill at the Ohio Statehouse aims to curb gun violence across the state.
The Ohio Supreme Court is considering holding oral arguments in a lawsuit challenging the Columbus Police Department’s decision to withhold the names of eight police officers involved in a 2023 deadly force incident.
Local law enforcement executed search warrants and made multiple arrests in Hillsboro, Greenfield and Rocky Fork Lake areas Wednesday, May 9, one day after a Highland County grand jury handed down 15 indictments in connection with Highland County Task Force investigations.
The TAG Drug Task Force, along with the Warren Police Street Crimes Unit seized approximately 1,000 grams of suspected cocaine, 129 grams of suspected Fentanyl, 23 grams suspected crack cocaine, 50 grams of suspected Fentanyl pills, 3 handguns and U.S. currency while conducting a search warrant at a house on the 2000 block Milton Street SE.
The Crime Enforcement Agency of Ashtabula County, the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office and the Tri-County Regional SWAT Team executed a search warrant on Tuesday in the 6400 block of North Ridge Road West in Geneva Township, according to a press release from CEAAC.
Members of the TAG Drug Task force and Warren Police Street Crimes Unit took 50 grams of what is believed to be fentanyl from a home in the 700 block of Parkman Road SW, as well as a pistol drum magazine and suboxone stips, a medication used to treat individuals with opioid addiction, the release states.