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Two Search Warrants Executed in Lima

On January 24, 2019, the Multi Area Narcotics Task Force concluded a lengthy investigation with the assistance of West Central Ohio Crime Task Force. Martez E Smith, 36 years of age, from Lima, OH. was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Cocaine, a Felony of the 1st Degree. Following the traffic stop, the West Central […]

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Fentanyl persists, crystal meth rises in Lake County in 2018

As recently as five years ago there wasn’t a single fentanyl case in the Lake County Crime Lab. Now it’s the most commonly seen opioid in the Painesville Township-based lab. “This trend is noted in other hard hit opioid areas in the country,” said Doug Rohde, the crime lab’s supervisor of chemistry and toxicology. The […]

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METRICH raid nets drugs, guns, cash; one arrested

Drugs, guns and cash were seized Thursday morning during a METRICH raid at 75 Helen Ave., according to a news release from Mansfield police Lt. Joseph D. Petrycki, who is also the METRICH commander. The METRICH Enforcement Unit, with assistance from the Mansfield Division of Police and the Allied Special Operations Response Team (ASORT) served […]

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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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