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Police use GPS to track suspected Ohio drug dealer

It is just an hour's drive north of Cincinnati to arrive at the spot where Drug Enforcement Agency used a GPS tracking device to locate, stop and arrest a Dayton man.

The 39-year-old is accused of being part of an area drug-trafficking operation, law enforcement officials said. He faces charges that include conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin and felon in possession of a firearm.

Ohio man accused of sexually assaulting 7 girls

If you head out of Cincinnati on Interstate 71 North, you can arrive in the Cleveland suburb of Garfield Heights in about four hours. The city of just under 30,000 is home to a 49-year-old man recently accused of a series of sex crimes, according to news reports.

He is accused of sexually assaulting seven girls, all between the ages of 10 and 15, law enforcement officials said. He faces a long list of serious accusations, including four counts of rape.

Police: Largest carfentanil bust in Cincinnati history

Our city traces its roots back to the earliest days of the nation, the Cincinnati Museum Center says on its website. The city was founded in 1788; the same year the U.S. Constitution was ratified.

In all the time since Cincinnati's founding, there have been countless arrests for drug trafficking. But none involved seizures of carfentanil and fentanyl greater than the one made a few days ago by the Cincinnati Police Department.

What do you call a DUI in Ohio?

You may have heard the saying somewhere in Ohio or elsewhere that a bird is still a bird by any other name. In essence, it means that it is not the name that makes a particular item what it is; rather, it is the item's substance. Call a bird another name and it still doesn't change the physiological makeup that makes a bird a bird. You can call it a dog if you want, but, scientifically, it's still a bird. The same goes for certain legal terms, such as those describing driving under the influence of alcohol.

In many states, this type of criminal offense is known as "driving under the influence," often shortened to DUI. In this state, DUI is actually OVI, or "operating a vehicle, impaired" or "operating a vehicle under the influence." Sometimes, OVI is referred to as "OWI," yet, the implication remains the same even though the letters in the abbreviation have changed.

Beauty queen faces Ohio marijuana charge

Seven years ago, she was 21 years old and a Miss USA contestant. Today she is facing a felony criminal charge of bringing illegal drugs into a government facility. Kia Hampton is accused of trying to smuggle three grams of marijuana into the Allen Correctional Institution, located about a two-hour drive north of Cincinnati.

The Fox News article about her arrest does not include information about whether or not she will also face marijuana possession charges.

Outlook for Ohio Outlook: down and out?

Outlook Ohio is a free, monthly magazine that can be found across the state, though its continued existence is now in some doubt thanks to the recent arrest on drug charges of its top executive. The June issue was canceled after 44-year-old publisher-editor Christopher Hayes was arrested in West Virginia and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver.

According to law enforcement officials, the publisher of Columbus-based “Voice of Ohio’s GLBT & Ally Community” was trying to sell methamphetamines and oxycodone hydrochloride.

U of Cincinnati football player charged with aggravated battery

Alex Thomas is a junior cornerback for the University of Cincinnati Bearcats. Last season, the 20-year-old picked off four passes. He was recently accused of much more than intercepting passes, however: along with another man, he is accused of armed robbery.

The starter allegedly tried to steal marijuana from a man who lives in the same apartment building.

Ohio State Highway Patrol arrests cop for OVI

If you drive northeast across the state of Ohio from Cincinnati, the diagonal drive will bring you to Canfield after about 4 and a half hours. Do not make the drive if you have been drinking alcohol, of course.

A recent OVI arrest in Canfield demonstrates that anybody -- even police officers -- can be arrested for operating a vehicle while under the influence.

Feds make drug-trafficking arrests in Cincinnati

The federal government's Drug Enforcement Agency spent eight months on an undercover investigation in Cincinnati. A few days ago, the wraps came off the operation as SWAT officers raided nine properties in the city, WCPO reported.

Law enforcement officials believe they have put a big dent in a drug-trafficking organization. Officers arrested 11 suspects accused of drug crimes, seized 250 grams of fentanyl, as well as $15,000 in cash and four firearms in the raids.

Accusations of shoplifting may seem unexpected

Retail therapy acts as a stress reliever for many Ohio residents. As a woman who enjoys such activity, you may look forward to having a day out to do some shopping and treat yourself to some new items. However, your enjoyable venture may turn into a nightmare scenario if someone accuses you of shoplifting.

Such an accusation may seem absurd, but if a store employee or other individual suspects that you broke the law, you could find yourself facing criminal charges. As a result, you may also have to deal with serious legal proceedings in order to address the allegations. Because such a situation can be frightening and confusing, you may want more information on shoplifting.

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