Stories tagged with: Prescription Drugs

July 1, 2014 - 6:26pm
8 weeks 5 days ago

Drug addiction, particularly with heroin and prescription opioids, has been rapidly on the rise since the 1990s.

On Monday, Ohio judges, law enforcement officials, attorneys and behavioral health experts met at the Ohio Judicial Symposium on Opiate addiction to discuss the growing problem.  Steve Carrel with Muskingum Behavioral Health said the issue is also on the rise here in Muskingum County where usage is as bad as it's ever been.

"I've never seen the number of...

March 21, 2013 - 5:41pm
1 year 23 weeks ago

The Coalition for Healthy and Drug-Free Muskingum discussed their ideas and initiatives during their hour and a half meeting Thursday morning. The discussion focused on what drugs are most prevalent in Muskingum County, how it's affecting people and what they are doing to stop it from happening.

"We're looking at ways that we can start addressing the needs of babies being born addicted, those numbers are skyrocketing in our area," said Steve Carrel, CEO of Muskingum...

September 27, 2012 - 5:47pm
1 year 48 weeks ago

You could be a drug dealer and not even know it.  Most abused prescription drugs come from family and friends.

That's why it's important to clean out your medicine cabinet.  The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is teaming up with the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office to organize a prescription drug take back day.  Health Commissioner Corey Hamilton said the event is part of the Drug Enforcement Administration's national initiative.

"Residents of...

September 18, 2012 - 10:51am
1 year 49 weeks ago

the Muskingum County Sheriff's Office executes a search warrant at a Sally Road home.

Tuesday morning, deputies along with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued a search warrant at 100 Sally Road.

Sheriff Matt Lutz said the investigation is a local veterinarian. Four adults were home at the time of the warrant, one was taken into custody.

"We had some complaints of a local veterinarian with some questionable dispensing of prescription medication and so during the...

August 31, 2011 - 1:11pm
3 years 1 day ago

A Roseville man charged with 13 felony counts of trafficking and possession of prescription drugs was arraigned in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Wednesday.

43-year-old Larry Bennett plead not guilty to the charges which also carry a school specification.
 

Bennett was arrested August 18th after the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force conducted a search warrant at his home on East Athens Road in Roseville.
 

Authorities seized a large...

September 21, 2010 - 7:40pm
3 years 49 weeks ago

Authorities are gearing up for National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says prescription drug use is a growing problem in our area.

"It's more readily available. You can obtain it without going on the street and making buys from people that you don't know. A lot of family members will steal from each other, " says Sheriff Lutz.

These presciption drugs can pose major health problems and even result in death.

"Because...

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