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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

Ohio Dealers and the Drug Business

Ohio Dealers and the Drug Business Brian Joslyn of Joslyn Law Firm was recently quoted in a WKYC NBC 3 story about the drug trade in Ohio. The story entitled “Drugs big business for Ohio dealers,” mainly discusses drug distribution in the state and the plight of low level drug dealers. Most illegal drugs in Ohio come from Mexico and control of the trade in the state lays in the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The high level drug dealers… Read more

'Band of Thieves' Ringleader Gets Max Sentence in Clark County Court

Accused ring leader of a crime ring in Clark County which had been named "Band of Thieves" which spanned over 11 different counties in Ohio and stole valuables that equated up to millions will be spending 27 years in prison. Ricky Terry pleaded guilty in August to more than a dozen charges which included engaging in corrupt activity, theft, and breaking and entering.  He received the maximum sentence… Read more

Supreme Court Rules Individuals Convicted of Domestic Violence Cannot Own a Gun

Supreme Court Rules Individuals Convicted of Domestic Violence Cannot Own a Gun Today, in Voisine v. United States,  the Supreme Court ruled that individuals convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence are prohibited from owning a gun under U.S.C. §922(g)(9). In another Supreme Court case, United States v. Castleman, the Court established that an individual loses his or her gun rights after being convicted… Read more

Coroner Didn't Conduct Proper Death Investigation

Coroner, Dr. David Cummin who works for Hocking County has currently been battling with his fellow elected officials who have accused him of not doing his job.  Now, the Illinois couple whose son died in the state park in the county are also making the same claim against the coroner. The lawsuit was filed in December of 2015 in the federal court house in Columbus, accusing Dr. David Cummin along with… Read more

Controversial Hocking County Coroner Sued for Improperly Investigating Death of Young Hiker

Controversial Hocking County Coroner Sued for Improperly Investigating Death of Young Hiker Dr. David Cummins, Hocking County coroner, has faced endless controversy, accusations from his opponents that he has not done his job, and has  even been previously charged with counts of dereliction of duty and obstructing official business.  Cummins who was also embroiled in a funding dispute and has been criticized by other officials for refusing to answer his phone during off hours to visit scenes… Read more

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