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Marion County men suspected of running 'one pot' meth lab indicted

Three men suspected of making methamphetamine in a New Bloomington trailer were indicted on felony charges this week. Donald E. Hurrell Jr., 53; Patrick W. Kepler, 44; and Jonathon M. Klaiber, 36, all of New Bloomington, were each indicted on two counts of illegal assembly of chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine, both second-degree felonies, and other […]

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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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Grand Jury Indicts Five Suspects In Ashland Meth Lab Bust

A Grand Jury has indicted five people for manufacturing methamphetamines at an Ashland residence. Ashland Police and the METRICH Task Force conducted an investigation at 506 West 10th Street on October 30th, with special teams responding to neutralize the potentially dangerous chemicals used in the methamphetamine production. After a search warrant had been prepared for […]

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Deputies seize 500 pounds of marijuana, 95 plants, 43 cats in Franklin Co. home

Franklin County deputies seized nearly 100 marijuana plants, along with 500 pounds of processed marijuana and dozens of cats from a Prairie Township home last week. According to the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office, on September 11, deputies were working a separate call in Prairie Township when they noticed a strong aroma of marijuana coming from […]

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Drug Task Force raids meth lab in Salem house where 2 young children live

For the second time in two weeks, there has been a drug raid in the same Salem neighborhood. On July 25 there was one at a house on E. Sixth Street. Wednesday, it was a meth lab three streets away on E. Third Street. Throughout the afternoon on Wednesday, deputies with the Columbiana County Drug Task […]

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