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Man sentenced to 5 years for Fentanyl-related overdose death

As the holidays approach, Traci Cunningham said the emptiness inside of her caused by the loss of her son nearly 10 months ago hasn't faded. "I can't hug a memory, I can't hug a photo," Cunningham said. "My pain is never going to go away, it's always going to be here." Cunningham's son, 22-year-old Chance […]

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Fourth suspect arrested, more charges filed in jail meth ring

A fourth person has been arrested and more charges have been filed in the investigation of a methamphetamine trafficking ring reportedly run from inside the Licking County Justice Center. Joshua L. Webster, 36, of Newark, was arrested Thursday on a charge of engaging in a pattern of corrupt activity, a first-degree felony. According to court […]

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CODE arrests three in methamphetamine ring run from inside jail

An inmate at the Licking County Justice Center has been accused of running a major methamphetamine ring from inside the jail, according to documents filed Wednesday in Licking County Common Pleas Court. The inmate is one of three people who were charged this week with first-degree felonies for allegedly participating in the distribution ring. Jennifer […]

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Man in US illegally caught in Newark with 185 grams of meth

A man who was previously deported from the United States and re-entered illegally has been charged with possessing about 185 grams of methamphetamine in Newark. Lucio Hinojosa Hernandez, 34, of Columbus, was arrested Monday after detectives with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force observed his vehicle at a known drug location. He was charged Tuesday […]

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Two California men found guilty of drug crimes

In videos geotagged across the United States, three men who officials say are tied to the Mexican drug cartels partially documented their trip from the west coast to Ohio to sell methamphetamine. They would be able to pay for a new Camaro with "two trips," they said. They referenced characters from Breaking Bad. They said there is no […]

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