Archive

You are viewing the "drugs" Archives

Athens Co. Search Warrant Nets Seven Arrests on Drug Charges

By:
Posted on:

CHAUNCEY, Ohio — Seven Athens County residents face multiple charges related to drug crimes after authorities executed a search warrant in Chauncey. Multiple law enforcement units made the arrests Tuesday at 24 Fourth Street, where suspected crack cocaine, heroin, suspected fentanyl and Schedule II prescribed narcotics packaged for sale, were located and seized. Drug use and… Read More

Opioid Epidemic graphic

W. Va. Board Revokes License of Doctor Who Wrote Illegal Scripts

By:
Posted on:

MILTON, W.Va. (AP) – A West Virginia doctor who admitted in state and federal court to writing illegal opioid prescriptions and possessing drugs has had his license revoked. Records show the state medicine board took away Marc Spelar’s license to practice psychiatry last week. Spelar, of Milton, was charged in federal court this year with… Read More

Senate President Larry Obhof

Ohio Senate President Pledges Action on Drug Sentencing Bill

By:
Posted on:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The leader of the Ohio Senate is pledging to take action by year’s end on a bill designed to reduce low-level drug possessions to misdemeanors and increase penalties for drug dealers. The legislation is part of a long-running attempt by lawmakers to reduce Ohio’s prison population. Senate President Larry Obhof, a… Read More

A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly

Task Force Seizes Large Quantity of Suspected Fentanyl

By:
Posted on:

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – Authorities say a joint task force in Ohio has seized a quantity of suspected fentanyl large enough to kill the state’s population “many times over.” A Montgomery County sheriff’s news release says law enforcement recently confiscated over 20 kilograms, or more than 40 pounds, of suspected fentanyl. Investigators also seized quantities… Read More

Andy Beshear

Kentucky AG Announces 2 Drug-related Settlements

By:
Posted on:

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky’s attorney general has announced two separate settlements totaling nearly $40 million that involve a drug company and a drug distributor. Attorney General Andy Beshear said Wednesday his office has secured a $17 million settlement with Bayer Corp. over claims it misled women about risks associated with its birth control drugs,… Read More

A reporter holds up an example of the amount of fentanyl that can be deadly

Coroner Issues Alert After 10 Fatal Overdoses in 26 Hours

By:
Posted on:

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio county coroner has issued an alert after 10 overdose deaths were reported within 26 hours. The Franklin County Coroner’s Office posted on Facebook on Sunday, calling the number of overdoses “unusually high” for that period. Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the county coroner, says residents with family or friends at risk… Read More

Red and blue lights, as if from a police vehicle

17 Charged in California-to-West Virginia Drug Operation

By:
Posted on:

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say 17 people have been charged with distributing methamphetamine and heroin in shipments from California to West Virginia. U.S. Attorney Mike Stuart announced the charges in a statement Wednesday. The statement says packages containing meth were being shipped from the San Diego area to southern West Virginia through postal… Read More

Red and blue lights, as if from a police vehicle

Fourteen Charged in Alleged Athens County Drug Ring

By:
Posted on:

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