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Heroin is area's biggest drug problem

City police Chief Dino Sgambellone spent more than five years fighting the heroin problem as commander of the METRICH Enforcement Unit. He knows there are no easy answers.

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Highway patrol: We’re getting drugs off the street

The Ohio State Highway Patrol is making more drug-related arrests and seizures this year than last year as the state’s major highways — including Interstates 70 and 75 — remain big conduits of drug trafficking. During the first six months of 2013, the patrol started 2,685 felony cases, with 46 percent stemming from a felony drug […]

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Two city residents arrested on drug charges

Two city residents were arrested on felony drug charges after a search warrant was executed at their 504 West Chillicothe Avenue residence Friday afternoon around three o'clock. The Logan County Joint Drug Task Force reports that Christopher   Mundy (pictured left), 32, was arrested on three counts of trafficking in crack cocaine and one count of […]

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Cops arrest 10 in countywide operation

'Operation Summer Heat' targets drug locations Cops cracked down Friday on serving warrants as part of a countywide operation. The MARMET Drug Task Force conducted “Operation Summer Heat” with help from Marion Police Department, Marion County Sheriff’s Office and representatives from city and county probation. The purpose was to serve arrest warrants and check drug […]

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City drug dealer sentenced to prison

Four defendants were sentenced by Logan County Common Pleas Court Judge Mark O'Connor earlier this week. Raymond Joseph (pictured), 36, of Bellefontaine, was sentenced to four years in prison, a two-year license suspension, and three years mandatory post release control after prison for two counts of trafficking in drugs and single counts of possession of […]

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