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Authorities intercept 111 grams of MDMA sent to Mansfield

A controlled delivery was conducted by police Thursday after federal authorities intercepted a package last week that contained more than 100 grams of MDMA, commonly known as ecstasy. The controlled delivery of 111 grams of MDMA to 231 West Fifth St. was conducted Thursday by agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the investigative arm of […]

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23,000 THC cartridges seized in federal drug investigation that led to Pepper Pike man’s arrest

Three men, including two from Florida and one from Pepper Pike, face federal drug charges after agents seized more than 23,000 THC cartridges used in vaping devices during an investigation last month, authorities say. A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Frank Altieri, 25, of Brooklyn, Florida; David Bruell, 28, of Pepper Pike; and James Campbell, […]

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Judge Eyster orders Public Square business closed

Mount Vernon Police Department Detectives and Agents from the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation executed a search warrant Thursday at Waking Dreams Smoke Shop on the Public Square. The Knox County Prosecutor's Office announced the warrant on their Facebook page. According to the post, "The warrants were the result of an investigation into the sale […]

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Four years for man who sold drugs to undercover agents

A local man who admitted to employing a 17-year-old to deliver cocaine before his southside home was raided in July has been sentenced to four years in prison. Judge Kelly Cottrill imposed the prison term Monday after Zanesville resident Jimmy J. Davidson pleaded guilty last month to three charges in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court. The […]

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Traffickers get time for Alpha

Three people involved in what investigators called one of the main supply rings of Alpha-PVP in Lawrence County were sentenced Wednesday in common pleas court. James Bowles, 31, of 4023 County Road 30, Kitts Hill, was sentenced to six years in prison. He previously pleaded guilty to counts of second- and fifth-degree aggravated trafficking in […]

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