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Local man sentenced for dealing carfentanil-laced heroin, plotting to murder witness

A local man was sentenced Wednesday for dealing heroin laced with carfentanil and also attempting to murder a witness. Thirty-four-year-old Phillip Watkins was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Department of Justice said Watkins was conspiring to distribute the drug with others in 2016 from a home in Elmwood Place. Carfentanil is an animal […]

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A Mercedes-Benz and an overdose death: 'King of Winton Terrace' faces federal drug charges

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms called him the king of Winton Terrace. Federal court documents indicate the people who bought heroin from him likely knew him as “Half,” the handle he used on an Instagram account whose profile image prominently featured his bright-red Mercedes-Benz. His name is Deon Seldon, and he was arrested […]

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Officials: 1/2 gram of fentanyl-laced cocaine caused overdoses of 4 friends in Norwood

A Winton Terrace man is accused of selling the fentanyl-laced cocaine that killed two friends in Norwood. Antwan Reliford, 28, was arrested Nov. 7 on a bus in Louisville after officials said he fled Ohio. In August, three men and a woman bought half a gram of what they thought was cocaine from Reliford, officials said. All […]

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Cincinnati man sentenced to 20 years for dealing fentanyl than caused and overdose death

Deonte R. Dickey, 21, of Cincinnati was sentenced in U.S. District Court today to 240 months in prison and ordered to pay $7,000 in restitution for funeral costs for distributing heroin and fentanyl that resulted in death. Benjamin C. Glassman, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio, Timothy J. Plancon, Special Agent in […]

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Prosecutors Treat Opioid Overdoses as Homicides, Snagging Friends, Relatives

After Daniel Eckhardt’s corpse was found on the side of a road in Hamilton County, Ohio, last year, police determined he died of a heroin overdose. Not long ago, law enforcement’s involvement would have ended there. But amid a national opioid-addiction crisis fueling an unprecedented wave of overdose deaths, the investigation was just beginning. Detectives interrogated witnesses and […]

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