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Alcohol and Drug Crimes Archives

Former DEA agent says Big Pharma created the opioid epidemic

"60 Minutes" calls the opioid crisis gripping the nation "the worst drug epidemic in American history." Cincinnati has certainly gotten to see it close hand. Over the past 20 years, opioid-related drug crime has skyrocketed, as have overdose deaths and addiction problems.

Ohio man faces drug-trafficking and possession charges

A 37-year-old man was recently arrested for attending a parade in the small, southeast Ohio town in which he resides. It is clearly unusual to be taken into custody for attending a parade, but circumstances in this case are out of the ordinary.

Drugged driving on the rise in Ohio

Around Ohio and the nation, incidents of drugged driving are on the rise. A recent news report on the phenomenon says that many people addicted to opiates are so eager for their next high that they inject the drugs as soon as they buy them. That often means that the user is taking the narcotics in the car they drove to the drug buy.

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.

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.

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