In a significant bust, the DEA and local Cincinnati, OH law enforcement officials coordinated to make arrests on charges of marijuana trafficking. [Read more…]
A New York Times story is covering the increase of heroin in our state. The influx of this drug can be seen in the nightly news of some of our larger cities or in the court dockets around the state. The popularity of heroin has waxed and waned and is now, again on the upswing.
Black tar heroin is the heroin of choice here in Ohio today. Brought in from Mexico and handled largely by cells that originate with powerful Mexican drug cartels, this drug is highly addictive and very dangerous. [Read more…]
Ohio police responded to a domestic violence call earlier this week and found two bloodied people. Along with the couple, they found a cache of marijuana plants in the home, leading to additional charges.
This report from Ohio.com doesn’t detail how the argument started or what the relationship is between Robert Gibbs and Danielle Riley is, just that when they arrived to the home, Gibbs was backing out of the driveway with a bloodied face and Riley was caught running through backyards with facial injuries.
When the police entered the home they found blood on the porch and the walls. What they didn’t expect to find was nearly 200 marijuana plants. [Read more…]
Ohio prisons, like others around the country, are overcrowded and understaffed. Many states are looking for ways to alleviate this pressure on the Corrections system. Here in Ohio, Terry Collins, the Director of the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, is suggesting lawmakers relax sentencing on non-violent drug offenders.
Ohio wouldn’t be the first state to look at their drug laws and reconsider harsh sentencing practices that have been in use over the past 3 decades. The war on drugs, which according to Collins we have already lost, has resulted in thousands of non-violent offenders being put away for years, further stressing the Department. [Read more…]