Blog Posts Tagged 'Drug Crime'

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

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

Drug Court in Franklin County, OH

Many of our clients with drug crimes contact us to find out more about options to enter drug court programs in Franklin County, OH, including either the TIES program (also called "drug court") in the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas or the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Program (ADAP) in the Franklin County Municipal Court. These programs can be helpful for a person who truly needs and wants drug… Read more

Fighting Federal Drug Charges in Ohio

The United States government has been adamant about cracking down on drug-related crimes since the Controlled Substance Act passed in 1970, and agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration continue to make arrests for offenses throughout the country. In Ohio, the DEA and other agencies often conduct "drug sweeps," which allow the law enforcement agencies to make several arrests for various drug… Read more

Annual Permits for Hotels and Motels Proposed to Deter Prostitution and Solicitation Crimes in Columbus

Columbus officials are working to implement a new plan that would create stronger regulations on hotels and motels in the city in an attempt to curb solicitation and prostitution crimes occurring at the businesses, according to a recent article in the Columbus Dispatch. The Columbus City Council plans to hold a hearing on the proposed law on July 30, 2015, after more than one year of planning and drafting.… Read more

Pro-Marijuana Committee Collecting Signatures to Change Expungement Law

A pro-marijuana organization in Ohio plans to begin collecting signatures for a proposed law that would allow certain cannabis crimes to be expunged once the controlled substance becomes legal in The Buckeye State. ResponsibleOhio, a political action committee trying to legalize medical and recreational marijuana in Ohio, has drafted what is referred to as the Fresh Start Act. This would allow those… Read more

Proposed Bills Aim to Change Heroin Laws and Decrease Overdoses in Ohio

Lawmakers in Ohio are proposing legislation this session aimed at curbing the use of heroin and the abuse of some medically prescribed drugs with the goal of reducing the number of drug overdoses in the state. One bill directly related to overdoses is the Good Samaritan Bill. The bill, according to Cincinnati.com, would prevent law enforcement from incriminating a person for drug possession if he or… Read more

Proposed Marijuana Legalization Could Create Millions in Tax Revenue, Says Supporters

A constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana could lead to more than $550 million in annual tax revenue, according to some of the amendment's supporters. ResponsibleOhio, a committee trying to legalize marijuana for personal and medicinal use in Ohio, released initial tax revenue projections for its legalization proposal, saying the plan could generate $554 million each year, according… Read more

Heroin and Other Drugs on the Rise in Central Ohio, Report Says

Ohio is one of several states that has a problem with substance abuse, and according to a recently released report, some commonly used illegal drugs are becoming more readily available in Central Ohio. A February report from the Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network released earlier this month says crack cocaine, black-tar heroin and opioid painkillers are more prevalent on the streets. The use of… Read more

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