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Federal indictment charges Chinese national in drug trafficking

A federal indictment was handed down Monday to a Chinese national living in Massachusetts, who was arrested after he allegedly served as a connection point to bring fentanyl and other synthetic drugs into the country and places including Wayne County. Bin Wang, 42, is accused of operating Cambridge Chemicals, Wonda Science and other companies from […]

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Cleveland Clinic panel discussion on opioids coming to Willoughby Hills

A Cleveland Clinic panel discussion on the opioid crisis is coming to Willoughby Hills. “Heroin, Fentanyl and Carfentanil: The Triple Threat at Our Doorstep” will be held June 28 in St. Noel’s Banquet Center, 35200 Chardon Road. “Triple Threat” is a series of panel discussions that “bring residents, community partners and local experts together to […]

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Couple charged with involuntary manslaughter for August overdose death

An Ashland couple has been indicted on a charge of involuntary manslaughter in connection to an opiate overdose that occurred in August 2016. Christopher and Danielle Luce were indicted by the Ashland County grand jury on Thursday, according to a news release from Ashland County Prosecutor Christopher Tunnell. Christopher Luce's mother, Sharon Parker was also […]

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Fentanyl overdose deaths soar in 2016 in Lake County

Opiate overdose deaths nearly tripled last year in Lake County, primarily due to a spike in deaths caused by fentanyl, statistics show. The Lake County Coroner's Office attributed 72 deaths last year to heroin, fentanyl or a combination of the two drugs. That's up from the 28 people killed by those drugs in 2015 and […]

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Knapik denies carfentanil possession

A Wooster man has denied charges he was in possession of carfentanil when he was arrested earlier this year following a search warrant. Nicholas D. Knapik, 32, 743 Spink St., has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated possession of drugs, possession and possessing drug abuse instruments. His next court appearance is scheduled for Jan. […]

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