At the age of 18, an Ohio woman has suffered through more trauma than most people experience in their entire lives. Her former boyfriend allegedly put her in the hospital with a concussion. Her parents were then murdered, and that same ex-boyfriend has been charged with their deaths. Now, she has been arrested on drug charges, along with another individual.
Many people addicted to drugs or alcohol wish they could go back and never take their first drink or use drugs for the first time. Addiction is a vicious cycle that can ruin a person's personal and professional life. What is worse is that an addict may end up facing drug charges.
Authorities estimate that thousands of oxycodone pills are distributed throughout southern Ohio. As such, authorities are always searching for the source of the drugs and the people involved in their distribution. A recent investigation somehow led authorities to four people who were subsequently arrested on drug charges stemming from the sale and distribution of these pills. Reports indicate that more arrests are forthcoming.
A new Ohio law related to the drug and gun trade was recently used for the first time since it was passed last year. A driver was pulled over for following too closely and speeding. By the time the traffic stop was over, the man was arrested. Authorities wanted to arrest him on drug charges, but the only charge they could use was the fact that a hidden compartment was allegedly in the vehicle he was driving, which is illegal under this new law.
Authorities say that there is a major problem with the abuse of prescription drugs here in Ohio. A recent investigation seems to have revealed that at least a portion of those prescription drugs come into the state through the mail. As that investigation was concluded, federal drug charges have been filed against three men.
Four law enforcement agencies were involved in a joint three-month investigation regarding suspected drug sales being conducted out of an Ohio home. As a result of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained for the home and executed on Aug. 27. The man authorities believe owns the home is now facing drug charges stemming from the results of that search.
Some claiming to be a concerned citizen made a call to authorities indicating they were concerned about the health and welfare of a child living in an Ohio house. When authorities were dispatched to check on the situation, five people ended up being arrested on drug charges for cultivating marijuana. It is unclear what information was given to police that enabled them to obtain a search warrant that was executed by the Portage County Drug Task Force.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol received called about a vehicle driving erratically down Interstate 75. Troopers located the vehicle described by callers and pulled the vehicle over for a violation of marked lanes. This seemingly simple traffic stop ended up with the driver facing drug charges.
A driver from Steubenville was pulled over by the Ohio State Highway Patrol for a traffic violation recently. While the trooper questioned the driver, he smelled what he believed to be marijuana coming from the interior of the vehicle and saw what is alleged to have been "raw marijuana shake" on the floor of the vehicle. As a result of this traffic stop, the driver and his two passengers have been arrested on drug charges.
Last April, the Ohio State University Police Department and the Franklin County Drug Task Force began investigating drug sales on campus. Their efforts to locate both dealers and suppliers have led to the arrest of 16 people. Drug charges have now been filed against those 16 suspects.