Criminal Justice

January 15, 2021

Federal Court Restrains Toledo Pharmacy and Two Pharmacists From Dispensing Opioids or Other Controlled Substances

A federal court in Ohio issued a temporary restraining order enjoining a Toledo, Ohio, pharmacy and two of its pharmacists from dispensing opioids and other controlled substances, the Department of Justice announced today.
January 12, 2021

Anderson expected to appeal sentence

Nearly five years from the date a joint investigation in Marietta netted a federal raid on the city’s brick streets, a former local physician was sentenced to prison this month.
January 8, 2021

Marietta Doctor Sentenced To Eight Years In Prison For Illegally Distributing Opioids

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A Marietta doctor was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday to eight years in prison for illegally prescribing opioids and other controlled substances and defrauding health care programs.
December 31, 2020

Sheriff: opioids still a crisis despite pandemic

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - Wood County Sheriff Steve Stephens says, even with the changes brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the biggest problem law enforcement faces remains the opioid crisis.
December 30, 2020

Federal Government Crackdown to Cause Major Disruptions for International Shipping in 2021

Few countries are in compliance with an opioids-related mandate set to take effect Jan. 1 as lawmakers criticize Trump administration for "falling down on the job."
December 29, 2020

Who Should Control Ohio Counties' Drug Seizure Accounts?

When the Vinton County Fair was canceled because of the pandemic, County Prosecutor Trecia Kimes-Brown wrote $100 checks to every child who completed a 4-H project this year. She did so in the name of anti-drug education through her Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) account.
December 4, 2020

Browns submit testimony in support of Senate Bill 3

The Browns on Wednesday submitted a letter in support of Ohio Senate Bill 3, which aims to update the state's possession, sealing, and trafficking laws and provides additional resources to the rehabilitation of those suffering from drug addiction.
November 10, 2020

Feds: 700 grams of fentanyl mailed to Boardman home

Agents say the package originally contained more than one-and-a-half pounds of a potent opioid linked to overdose deaths.