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Category Archives: Drug Crimes

Ohio Doctor Arrested on Accusations of Drug Trafficking

News broke recently about an Ohio doctor, Douglas Trubiano, being jailed after accusations of drug trafficking. Trubiano, who practices osteopathic medicine in Jefferson County, was the target of a task force investigation by a state pharmacy board, and is alleged to have illegally distributed and pushed drugs to patients. The Jefferson County Drug Task Force… Read More »

Drug Schedules Impact Penalties for Possession of Controlled Substances in Ohio

Each state has a slightly different approach in what it considers controlled dangerous substances (CDS). Ohio is particularly stringent in its classification of CDS, including drugs like marijuana, cocaine and heroin and a wide range of materials and compounds used to manufacture them. It is illegal to possess any of these substances in the state…. Read More »

Ohio’s Drug Trafficking Laws Especially Tough

Many believe that the U.S. War on Drugs, launched in the 1980s, has resulted in unfair penalties and overly harsh jail and prison sentences. In addressing this issue, some states have begun to reexamine their drug laws and reduce the mandatory sentencing guidelines for certain offenders. Ohio, however, is not among these states. The drug… Read More »

How Does Ohio Classify the Sale of Controlled Substances?

Each state regulates the sale of controlled dangerous substances according to its own set of laws and classifications. Not only does Ohio prosecute for the sale and possession of well-known drugs, like cocaine and heroine, but it also classifies the compounds used to manufacture these drugs as CDS. If you live in Ohio, you may… Read More »

HUGE Marijuana Bust in Preble County — Largest in Ohio State Highway Patrol History?

On June 14, Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers seized a ton of marijuana in Preble County. Actually, the exact amount police confiscated was 2,330 pounds. And while this is indeed a staggering amount of marijuana, it is only the second largest cannabis bust in Ohio State Highway Patrol history. The largest occurred in 2005 and… Read More »

Largest Drug Bust in Geauga County in More Than 30 Years

Geauga County, home to the country’s second largest Amish population, is located only 30 miles outside of Cleveland. However, its culture and suburban setting do not protect it from the crime and corruption of the big city. On Friday, June 13, the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office announced that it had conducted perhaps the largest drug… Read More »

Legalization of Marijuana in Ohio: Coming Soon?

Currently, 21 states allow marijuana for medical use. Additionally, two states, Colorado and Washington, have made recreational cannabis use for adults legal. In Ohio, the legalization of marijuana in the state has garnered a lot of attention. Recently, Quinnipiac University conducted a poll on marijuana legalization and obtained the following data: 87 percent of Ohio… Read More »

Heroin Deaths in Ohio on the Rise

More than a century ago, heroin was first created and used as a cough medicine. It wasn’t long after its creation, however, that heroin found a place among poets, artists and musicians. During the 1920s, many addicts collected scrap metal from junkyards to support their habit and the term junkie was born. Today, heroin is… Read More »

Two Synthetic Drugs Recently Banned in Ohio

With the exception of Washington and Colorado, marijuana remains illegal across the United States. The illegality of cannabis has given rise to many new and dangerous synthetic drugs that claim to mimic the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary compound in marijuana. Sold as herbal incense in head shops in Ohio and other states, these… Read More »

Police Arrest 26 in Ohio Drug Trafficking Ring

In mid-March of this year, 26 individuals were arrested in relation to a drug trafficking case in Southeast Ohio. In addition, warrants were issued for 17 other people. The charges range from the manufacturing of methamphetamine to the possession of pharmaceuticals such as Oxycodone. The suspects range in age from 20 to 56 years old…. Read More »

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