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Drugs seized in raid

The Ottawa County Drug Task Force seized marijuana, weapons and drug paraphernalia on Tuesday The task force, the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office and the sheriff’s special response team executed a search warrant on West Toussaint Road in Graytown. They discovered an undetermined amount of marijuana, suspected THC products, scales, cash, an AR-15 rifle, ammunition, drug […]

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Man sent to prison for selling drugs in county jail

A man accused of helping a drug smuggler sell fentanyl to inmates in the Ottawa County jail was sentenced to prison. Timothy Johnson, 49, of Toledo, pleaded guilty to illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility and aggravated fentanyl trafficking in October. Johnson appeared in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court on Monday for his […]

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Naloxone, DART keys to decline in county's overdose deaths

Pre-naloxone days, an Ottawa County sheriff's deputy or Port Clinton police officer showed up to a heroin overdose scene ahead of other first responders and their options were limited. Five years ago, an officer could keep other people clear from the overdose scene, said Carl Rider, commander of Ottawa County's drug task force. As precious […]

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Ottawa County drug battle reflected in couple's fight for sobriety

When Jeff Schill and Angela Trimble were using heroin together, they'd make elaborate plans of what they'd do when they got clean. There'd be moments of clarity for the couple where they wondered what they were doing to their son, as the then-elementary school-age boy witnessed their drug binges and saw Schill overdose once while Trimble struggled to revive him. […]

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Meth makes unwelcome entrance to Ottawa County

There are not dozens of homegrown meth labs dotting every corner here, with self-taught chemists mixing at odd hours to produce a notorious white powder that spawns incessant picking, scratching and frightening hallucinations. But meth has arrived in Ottawa County. Carl Rider, Ottawa County's drug task force commander, relayed a story about an Ottawa County Sheriff's […]

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