“[Traffic] fatalities related to marijuana, it showed about a 28 percent increase [since legalization],” said Tom Gorman, director of the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area, which compiled the report. [Read more…]
Anthony D. Scott, 28, of Columbus was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 240 months in prison for distributing the heroin that led to the overdose death of a Columbus man in August 2013.
Carter M. Stewart, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, James V. Allen, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) Detroit Field Division, and agencies participating in the DEA task force announced the sentence imposed today by U.S. District Judge Gregory L. Frost.
Scott pleaded guilty in February 2014 to distribution of heroin. At the time of his plea, Scott acknowledged distributing heroin on multiple occasions in July and August of 2013, including the heroin that caused the overdose-death of a 41 year-old Columbus man. He also admitted to possessing heroin, cocaine, and five firearms in his residence at the time of his arrest. [Read more…]