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Man pleads in synthetic drug case

In the first case of its kind in Lawrence County, a man was found guilty Monday of selling synthetic drugs. Robert Holley, 45, of 316 Clary Hollow Road, Ashland, Ky., pleaded guilty to two charges of third-degree aggravated trafficking in drugs and a count of fifth-degree trafficking in a controlled substance analogue of spice. The […]

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Fares sentenced to at least 3 years for dealing bath salts

A local business owner authorities believed was the area's main supplier of bath salts will spend a minimum three years and 30 days in prison. Ahmad Fares, 27, of Ontario was sentenced Wednesday in Richland County Common Pleas Court on charges of possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification and conspiracy to commit felonious assault. […]

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Loudonville business raided in drug probe

Authorities raided a village business Friday for the third time this year as part of an ongoing drug investigation. The Loudonville Tobacco Shop, 633 Ohio 39, has been part of a probe that started in January. Numerous controlled purchases of K2/spice, or synthetic marijuana, were made by confidential informants, police said.

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Store owner pleads guilty in bath salt case

Prosecutors will recommend a six-year prison sentence for the man believed to be the area's main supplier of bath salts. Ahmad Fares, 26, of Ontario, pleaded guilty Wednesday to possession of drugs with a forfeiture specification and conspiracy to commit felonious assault. He will be sentenced Oct. 17 before Richland County Common Pleas Judge James […]

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Liquor store owner arrested in bath salt investigation

A Clermont County liquor store owner has been arrested in a drug investigation. Agents from the Clermont County Narcotics Unit and the Ohio Investigative Unit served a search warrant at Earl's Market in Union Township on Tuesday.

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