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UPDATE 11:30 A.M. 8/23 – Two more people allegedly connected to an Athens County drug ring have been apprehended and appeared in court. Athens County Common Pleas Judge George McCarthy set bond at $250,000 for Kasandra Curry, according to the Athens County Prosecutor’s Office. Curry is accused of buying enough heroin and methamphetamine to sell on… Read More
The drugs were reportedly found in seven containers aboard the MSC Gayane at Philadelphia’s Packer Marine Terminal. Authorities say it is one of the biggest-ever drug busts in the U.S.
A new lawsuit brought by 44 states and Puerto Rico alleges an “industry-wide” conspiracy by generic drug manufacturers to collude on prices and divide up the market.
Ohio’s prison system must produce records about lethal drugs it wants shielded from public view for justices on the state Supreme Court to review privately as part of an open records dispute, the court ruled. At issue is a lawyer’s request for multiple records about Ohio’s lethal injection drugs, including who made them and when… Read More
A man from The Plains was arrested after he was allegedly caught speeding and a canine unit detected suspected drugs in the vehicle. Christian A. Thomas, 33, of 1st Street, was charged with having weapons while under disability, along with charges of improperly handling a firearm in a motor vehicle, possession of a controlled substance,… Read More
A York Twp. road crew found what turned out to be a “one pot” meth lab that apparently was discarded along a roadway. According to a news release from the Athens County Sheriff’s Office, the road repair crew noticed a suspicious bottle Thursday along Ten Spot Road, Nelsonville. The bottle might have been thrown from… Read More
An Ohio medical group plans a statewide public health effort to help reduce prescription pill abuse and addiction. The Ohio State Medical Association says it will be partnering with major hospital systems across the state in the Smart Rx program that will include training for doctors who prescribe medications to help patients deal with pain… Read More
Bath salts and methamphetamine led to unrelated arrests in Vinton County. Andrew L. Barstow, 24, of Albany; and Robert Sheppard, 34, of Athens, were arrested on March 13 at a residence on Zimmerman Road where deputies from the Vinton County Sheriff’s Office allegedly found evidence of a meth lab outside. After searching the residence and… Read More