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Fentanyl changes everything' METRICH speaker says

Drug is cheap, powerful, and often kills customers "Fentanyl changes everything," Michael Gray, the CEO of Actus Analytical Inc., said Tuesday at the Ohio State Reformatory. That's because fentanyl is "easier to make than other opioids, easier to ship, smuggle than other opioids, significantly more profitable and far more potent than other opioids," Gray said […]

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Opioid epidemic: Lake County’s Quick Response Team helping addicts find treatment

Lake County’s Quick Response Team is still in its infancy, but it’s making progress. That is the observation of Concord Township Fire Chief Matt Sabo about the pilot program between the Lake County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board and the Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Concord Township Fire Department and Perry Village Police Department that […]

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Traffic stop leads to 93 grams of Methamphetamine and 3 grams of Heroin

On August 9, 2018, at approximately 12:20 AM, an Ohio Highway State Patrol trooper stopped a motor vehicle on St. Rt. 15 near U.S 24. During the traffic stop indicators were detected and Defiance County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit conducted a narcotic search. Upon a K-9 alert the vehicle was searched with approximately 93 grams of alleged Methamphetamine and […]

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New Eastlake Police program aims to get help for those with drug addictions

Eastlake Police Department will be starting a new policing program to help people who suffer from drug addictions get help they need instead of going to jail. The Safe Passage Initiative changes the way people who request help with their addictions to opiates such as heroin and fentanyl are handled. The program kicks off at […]

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Where to turn in your prescription drugs in Lake, Geauga counties

Public safety agencies around Northeast Ohio are taking part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 28. Among them is the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, which issued a news release April 9 about the event and its importance. “Prescription drug overdose is a serious public health crisis in […]

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