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Alleged drug traffickers indicted in Ottawa County

An undercover investigation yielded multiple drug trafficking-related indictments for Ottawa County residents. Three people were arrested as part of the investigation on Friday, according to a news release. “We have an addiction issue in the county and throughout the state,” Ottawa County prosecutor James VanEerten said. “One issue is the prevalence and availability of drugs. We’re […]

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Arrests made in Chesapeake drug bust

Two people were arrested on drug charges Thursday in Chesapeake, following a traffic stop by Chesapeake Police Chief Randy Lewis. Lewis stopped a vehicle, operated by Richard S. Thompson, 35, of 103 Township Road 1118, Chesapeake, while investigating a drug trafficking complaint. The passenger in the vehicle was Billy C. Edwards, 34, of RT1 Box […]

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Prescription pill dealers profit on suffering of others

While both law enforcement and elected officials say they cannot merely arrest their way out of the problem, they say the opioid epidemic sweeping across the community is largely caused by drug dealers profiting on the suffering of others. The Ottawa County Drug Task Force is dedicated to doing as much as possible to curb […]

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Grant aids Medway's efforts to keep drugs, dealers off the streets

The amount of a federal grant that funds Medway Drug Enforcement Agency operations continues to dwindle, but it still provides much-needed financial help to take drug dealers and illegal drugs off the streets. Medway Director Don Hall told the county commissioners Wednesday, the amount goes down every year, and the $35,000 grant is about $5,000 […]

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Three arrested, two at large after largest oxycodone seizure in Lawrence Co. history

Three people are under arrest and two more are at large after the largest seizure of oxycodone tablets in Lawrence County history. According to a release, a three-month long investigation involving an organized group of people from Ironton and Detroit, Michigan, led to the seizure of 4,152 oxycodone tablets Monday. Two assault rifles and two […]

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