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Could alleged Ohio drug dealer also face manslaughter charges?

Officials are not saying what future charges an Ohio man might face. They simply acknowledge that right now he is accused of drug trafficking and drug possession. Additional charges might be filed after a toxicology report on a Warren County man is issued.

The report is to determine if the Warren County man died of an overdose of so-called "gray death." That's the name given to a new street drug that combines heroin with carfentanil and fentanyl.

Ohio cop accidently overdoses after making drug arrest

A Cincinnati TV station is reporting that the dangers of some of the drugs seeping into Ohio are placing law enforcement officers into danger. WLWT says that an East Liverpool officer made contact with fentanyl and carfentanyl while making an arrest on drug charges.

The undercover officer was searching a car when he noticed a white substance on the vehicle's seat and floor. When he went back to the police station, another officer pointed out that he had white power on his clothes. Without thinking, the undercover cop brushed the substance off of his clothes.

Ohio man faces drug trafficking and possession charges

About an hour's drive northeast of Cincinnati will put you in Xenia, Ohio. The town just a few miles outside of Dayton was recently the site of a drug arrest involving a substance relatively unknown but quickly making a name for itself.

Carfentanil is "a synthetic opioid that is 10,000 times more potent than morphine," according to a TV station report. A Greene County man was recently arrested on charges of drug trafficking involving carfentanil and fentanyl (the synthetic opioid reportedly caused the death of singer Prince about a year ago).

Busted for OVI, driver's shirt says "This guy needs a beer"

If you drive northeast of Cincinnati for about four hours, you will come to Alliance, Ohio. That is where a man was recently arrested for drunken driving while wearing a t-shirt adorned with a message he might now regret: "This guy needs a beer."

Law enforcement officials allege that the 37-year-old was impaired when he crashed his vehicle into another car and then kept going.

How to avoid crucial mistakes on prom night

Let’s face it, teens look forward to prom night like paparazzi look forward to award season. Yes, there is the glitz and glamour associated with getting dressed up and spending a night on the town. But for some teens, prom night means that they will have some type of sexual experience.

Times may change, but traditions may not. That said, some teens still relish having their first sexual experience with someone special on prom night. An initial sexual experience may not be all that one dreams about, especially considering that some teens may not know how to express themselves.

Attack an assault charge head on with a strong criminal defense

Ohio does not take lightly violent crimes of any sort. For instance, if you are facing an assault charge, whether at a misdemeanor or felony level, the consequences can be rather severe. You do not have to let such a charge ruin your future, however. Attack an assault charge head on with a strong criminal defense.

Prosecuting attorneys have the difficult job of proving guilt in any criminal case. When prosecuting an assault charge, it is necessary to show that certain elements exist in the case. What are those elements and what defense options might you have to fight the charges at hand?

Area legal community stunned by sex charges against former judge

Just a few minutes south of Cincinnati, the arrest of a former district judge has many in the legal community puzzled. Law enforcement officials recently announced the arrest of former Campbell County District Judge Tim Nolan, accusing the 70-year-old of human trafficking and unlawful transaction with a minor.

The outspoken conservative was elected in November to the Campbell County School Board and also served as the chair of the county's Trump presidential campaign last year.

FBI: Ohio pastor one of two men charged with sex crimes

Far north of Cincinnati, local law enforcement officials teamed up with the FBI to arrest two Ohio men, including a pastor, on charges of sex trafficking of children. According to news media reports, the men allegedly had multiple sexual encounters with a girl who was 14 years old when the encounters began. One of the suspects is the founder and pastor of Toledo's Abundant Life Ministries.

According to the FBI, the specific sex crime charge filed against the men is as follows: knowingly recruiting, enticing, harboring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person(s) that the defendants knew was less than 18 years old to engage in commercial sex acts.

Five ways to sabotage your own DUI defense

You've been pulled over for drinking and driving and are now facing a DUI charge. These cases tend to move quickly, so it's important to begin assembling your defense right away. It is strongly encouraged that you seek the help of an attorney who focuses on DUI defense.

A DUI conviction may have various criminal penalties including jail time, fines, probation and community service. Having an experienced attorney in your corner will give you the best chance for avoiding criminal charges and keeping your record as clean as possible. Since they will be working hard to get you the best deal possible, you'll want steer clear of any behavior that might sabotage your defense. Those behaviors include:

Wrong number: Four men arrested in Ohio phone store robberies

The Federal Bureau of Investigation said its agents were following four men after they left a cell phone store north of Cincinnati. The four were arrested after being pulled over on Interstate 70, east of Indianapolis.

The FBI's Violent Crimes Task Force followed the men after they were allegedly observed robbing at gunpoint a Verizon Wireless store in Troy, Ohio.

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