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Marijuana Charges in Columbus Ohio

Marijuana Charges in Columbus Ohio The use of marijuana is not a new concept. Humans have consumed it in some form or another for over five millennia, and nearly half of the population of the United States has tried it. While other states have legalized or decriminalized marijuana, it remains illegal under Ohio state law. Possession, manufacturing, cultivation, distribution, and transportation of marijuana will be relentlessly pursued… Read more

Can You Really Open a Fire Hydrant To Cool Off?

Can You Really Open a Fire Hydrant To Cool Off? It's an iconic scene from movies and pictures: Running through the spray of a fire hydrant on a hot day. Unfortunately, this isn't a real-life scenario most of the time. While some cities (including our own city of Columbus) have periodically opened fire hydrants during particularly hot months, it's just as illegal to open one on your own as it is to park in front of one. This article from Avvo reviews… Read more

Pulled Over For a DUI/OVI?

Pulled Over For a DUI/OVI? If you were recently pulled over or arrested on charges of any Operating Vehicle Under the Influence (OVI) offense in Franklin, or surrounding counties, Joslyn Law Firm can help. Our firm is nationally recognized for our criminal and DUI/OVI Charges, and Brian Joslyn is an award-winning defense attorney who is committed to helping his clients obtain the best results possible in their case. Our experienced… Read more

Man Sentenced for Setting Fire to Attorney's Office

Man Sentenced for Setting Fire to Attorney's Office Colton Andrews confessed to two counts of aggravated arson for starting the fire on March 5th at the offices on North Second Street.  He has been ordered to serve 6 years in prison and must pay more than $73,000 in restitution to the victims.  Phil Manogg, who shared the building with the local attorney Robin Green stated that the fire destroyed much of the business he and his wife started more than… Read more

Driver in Fatal Christmas Eve Crash Intoxicated by Alcohol, Marijuana

Driver in Fatal Christmas Eve Crash Intoxicated by Alcohol, Marijuana On March 13, WBNS-TV reported that the Franklin County Sheriff's Office said it determined the at-fault driver in a fatal Christmas Eve crash on Interstate 270 (I-270) was intoxicated on multiple substances. The crash occurred on I-270 at U.S. Route 62 on December 24 around 3:30 p.m. when an eastbound black 2000 Ford Explorer lost control of the vehicle, crossed the median into the westbound lanes… Read more

Ohio Fighting Synthetic Drugs Problem

Ohio Fighting Synthetic Drugs Problem WBNS-TV reported on March 2 that Reynoldsburg police said they believe an international substance known as betel nut was illegally imported to Columbus from Nepal or India. Police said several high school students who immigrated from Nepal were caught with betel nut after they were seen acting dazed and disoriented. "We believe there's a euphoric effect but it also seems to affect their equilibrium,"… Read more

Sentence Delayed for Former Employee in Bank Theft

Sentence Delayed for Former Employee in Bank Theft National Security Bank, 828 Scioto, St has placed charges against employees for stealing thousands of dollars from the bank.  This past July, the Urbana Police Division found $391,000 total stolen from the bank starting back in 2009.  During that time, both Kristen S. Head and Kristie K. Shover were both employed with the bank. In December, Head plead guilty to aggravated theft which is a third degree… Read more

Annie's Law Awaits Governor's Stamp of Approval

Inspired by the 2013 incident where a repeat drunk driving offender hit and killed Annie Rooney as she rode her bike, Ohio lawmakers are waiting for the final go-ahead from Governor Kasich. House Bill 388, better known as "Annie's Law," purports to prevent repeat DUI offenders from putting other drivers and pedestrians in danger by imposing more strict precautions on repeat offenders. If Governor… Read more

Marshall Pleads Guilty to Drug Trafficking

Dylan J. Marshall pleaded guilty in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court to a fourth-degree felony of drug trafficking, a fifth-degree felony of four counts of possession of drugs, a third-degree felony for three counts of having weapon under disability, and a first-degree misdemeanor for obstructing justice. Read More about this article at Zanesville Times Recorder. Read more

Drugs Big Business for Ohio Dealers

"People would be walking around shopping, and they wouldn't know what was happening," recalled Botbyl, of Norwalk, who has been clean for three years and is studying to be a pastor.  "You'd never meet the guy you talked to on the phone." The heroin was from Mexico, and all the runners generally spoke Spanish with very little English known to them.  The Mexican cartels, mostly from South America or… Read more

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