Criminal Justice

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July 22, 2021

Ohio doctor convicted of overprescribing painkillers, fraud

A federal jury on Wednesday convicted Dr. William Bauer of Port Clinton on charges of distributing controlled substances to 14 patients and healthcare fraud.
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June 24, 2021

Report: Calif. driver charged with OVI after driving semi off I-80 in Weathersfield Twp.

WEATHERSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WKBN) – A truck driver from California is facing OVI charges after troopers say he was impaired when he drove his semi off the road on Interstate 80.
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June 13, 2021

Biden’s border policies are worsening the opioid crisis

In an op-ed for Roll Call, Senator Portman, ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Representative John Katko (R-NY), ranking member of the House of Representatives Homeland Security Committee, called on the Biden administration to address the ongoing surge in illicit narcotics, like fentanyl, coming across the southern border and into the United States resulting in an increase of overdose deaths.
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June 8, 2021

Morrisey talks opioids, drug trafficking during Parkersburg visit

PARKERSBURG — West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey visited the Judge Black Annex on Monday to contribute to a roundtable discussion with local law enforcement officials pertaining to the opioid epidemic.
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June 11, 2021

Dayton man charged with dealing fentanyl cocaine mixture that caused multiple fatal and nonfatal overdoses

DAYTON, Ohio – A federal grand jury has charged a Dayton man with distributing fentanyl and cocaine that resulted in five overdoses in the late hours of New Year’s Eve and into the early hours of New Year’s Day 2019.
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June 11, 2021

Court orders Ohio pharmacy, 2 pharmacists to stop dispensing dangerous doses and combinations of opioids and other controlled substances

A federal court in Ohio ordered a Toledo pharmacy and two of its pharmacists to pay a $375,000 civil penalty and imposed restrictions related to the dispensing of opioids and other controlled substances.
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May 20, 2021

Opinion: Pandemic created perfect storm for addiction to flourish

As COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on all of our lives, it has become clear that the impact of the pandemic has not been felt equally. It’s an understatement to say that the past 14 months have been the most challenging for many people in our lifetimes.
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April 29, 2021

DEA starts Project Wave Breaker to reduce amount of fentanyl coming in from Mexico

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) launched Project Wave Breaker to disrupt the flow of fentanyl into the United States.
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