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2 arrested, 11 guns taken after OD leads to drug bust

What started out as a response to save one person’s life led to a drug bust and two arrests. Chad C. Holbrook, 45, and Blayre B. Menkhoff, 30, were arrested Monday in Norwalk Township after police realized a drug overdose call was more than it might have seemed. Authorities seized several types of drugs and […]

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A Mercedes-Benz and an overdose death: 'King of Winton Terrace' faces federal drug charges

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms called him the king of Winton Terrace. Federal court documents indicate the people who bought heroin from him likely knew him as “Half,” the handle he used on an Instagram account whose profile image prominently featured his bright-red Mercedes-Benz. His name is Deon Seldon, and he was arrested […]

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Man sent to prison for selling drugs in county jail

A man accused of helping a drug smuggler sell fentanyl to inmates in the Ottawa County jail was sentenced to prison. Timothy Johnson, 49, of Toledo, pleaded guilty to illegal conveyance of drugs into a detention facility and aggravated fentanyl trafficking in October. Johnson appeared in Ottawa County Common Pleas Court on Monday for his […]

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Naloxone, DART keys to decline in county's overdose deaths

Pre-naloxone days, an Ottawa County sheriff's deputy or Port Clinton police officer showed up to a heroin overdose scene ahead of other first responders and their options were limited. Five years ago, an officer could keep other people clear from the overdose scene, said Carl Rider, commander of Ottawa County's drug task force. As precious […]

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Ottawa County drug battle reflected in couple's fight for sobriety

When Jeff Schill and Angela Trimble were using heroin together, they'd make elaborate plans of what they'd do when they got clean. There'd be moments of clarity for the couple where they wondered what they were doing to their son, as the then-elementary school-age boy witnessed their drug binges and saw Schill overdose once while Trimble struggled to revive him. […]

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