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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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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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Suspect pleads guilty to trafficking drugs in Ottawa County jail

A man who admitted to participating in drug deals while behind bars in Ottawa County was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty on Wednesday. John Wyatt, 35, of Beaver, Ohio, pleaded guilty to complicity to conveyance of drugs onto grounds of a detention facility, a third-degree felony, in Ottawa County Common Pleas […]

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Drug smuggler gets 20 years

A man who smuggled drugs into two detention facilities — a state prison and the Ottawa County jail — was sentenced to prison Friday on the heels of his jury trial. Corwin Qualls, 40, had his trial in the Ottawa County Common Pleas Court for the smuggling and dealing drugs in the county jail while […]

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