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Amherst family embraces fight to legalize marijuana

Jason Pardee considers himself a medical refugee. The 27-year-old Amherst native now lives in the San Bernardino Mountains of California, where he grows and smokes marijuana, activities illegal under both federal and Ohio law. “I need to smoke pretty much every day because I do have chronic pain,” Pardee said.

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North Ridgeville Police discover meth lab

Police discovered more than a wanted woman Monday while responding to a complaint of a suspicious condition. According to Lt. Greg Petek, officers were dispatched to 33124 Glenwood Court at 10:39 a.m. when a resident of the home called to report someone possibly living in an attic above the garage.

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Recent Arrest - Lorain County

The Lorain County Drug Task Force recently made the following arrests: Krystal Moffitt, age 30 of North Ridgeville, was charged with several counts of Theft of Drugs and Illegal Processing of a Drug Document. She is accused of stealing Oxycodone from an Avon nursing home where she worked as an R.N. Hannah Murphy, age 24 […]

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Owners of Twilight Boutique facing federal drug, laundering charges

A Grafton Township couple has been indicted on federal conspiracy, drug and money laundering charges for allegedly running a chain of head shops that sold synthetic marijuana across the state. Sean and Sherry Lightner, both 38, allegedly purchased and sold hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the illegal substances with names like “Bizzaro,” “Hammer […]

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Lorain police: Fake heroin causing ODs is pure fentanyl; DEA joins investigation

LORAIN, Ohio - Lorain Police have confirmed that most of the drug being sold as heroin that caused 23 overdoses and two deaths since Friday is pure fentanyl. Lorain County Drug Task Force said that nearly all of the confiscated substance is 100 percent fentanyl, though one batch they obtained is 100 percent heroin.

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