Stories tagged with: Drugs

January 7, 2014 - 7:30pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

Following a summit in November discussing the heroin epidemic in the state, a community action plan has been put in place. The summit was held in Cleveland to educate the public about the dangers of using heroin and to create a plan to combat the growing problem. Some of the solutions include focusing on treatment, improved data sharing, and an increase in funding.

"A lot of times treatment gets left out of the mix when we're talking about drug addiction," explained...

January 5, 2014 - 4:47pm
1 year 25 weeks ago

A meth lab has been seized from a Thornville home.

After receiving information that methamphetamine was being produced at 14876 Empire Road, detectives from the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force and deputies from the Perry County Sheriff's Office seized the meth lab from the residence on Saturday. Deputies arrested a 35-year-old Baltimore, Ohio man who is now being held in the Southeast Ohio Regional Jail awaiting formal charges. This is the second seizure at the residence...

December 28, 2013 - 5:30pm
1 year 26 weeks ago

According to the Licking County Sheriff's Office 24-year-old Brandon Clemmons was booked into the Licking County Justice Center for Misdemeanor and Felony Charges.

At approximately 12:50 a.m. Newark Police responded to a domestic disturbance call  on 224 Deo Drive. When authorities attempted to detain the subject he fled the scene.

Clemmons crashed his get a way vehicle into an AEP pole off of Vantassel Avenue. Once the Newark Police Department discovered...

October 29, 2013 - 4:04pm
1 year 35 weeks ago

There's word of a cheaper form of heroin called, "Krocodil" that causes the drug users skin to rot, coming to the U.S. Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health Steve Carrel, says the drug is a mixture of codeine, lighter fluid, gasoline or paint thinner, and gets its notorious name by turning skin green.

"This chemical is put into a syringe and injected under the skin and starting at the injection site, the skin, essentially gangrene starts...

July 23, 2013 - 4:39pm
1 year 49 weeks ago

 The Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network studies drug trends throughout Ohio and they've released their January 2013 report of drug abuse trends in the 16 county Athens region. The study found that a cheaper version of heroin called, "black tar heroin" is on the rise.

"It's less pure, it's got more impurities in it," said CEO of the Muskingum Behavorial Health Center, Steve Carrel. "It's just more a way of classifying it it you will. It looks like...

June 3, 2013 - 2:16pm
2 years 4 weeks ago

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine says synthetic drugs are being tweaked to stay legal.

Monday, Dewine met with the Ohio Pharmacy Board to discuss ways to ban newly created versions of drugs that escape the chemical definitions of state laws. Muskingum Behavioral Health CEO Steve Carrel says these drugs are altered and highly dangerous.

"They are variations on other drugs, K2 spice is synthetic marijuana basically it's plant material sprayed with certain materials to give...

March 21, 2013 - 5:41pm
2 years 14 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...

October 10, 2012 - 4:46pm
2 years 38 weeks ago

Authorities in Perry County are seeing positive results since joining a multi-agency drug task force.
 

In November of 2009, the Perry County Sheriff's Office joined forces with the Central Ohio Drug Enforcement Task Force.
 

The CODE Task Force is made up of law enforcement agencies from Coshocton, Licking, Muskingum and Perry counties.
 

Sheriff  William Barker says since joining the Task Force, Perry County has seen a drastic...

January 9, 2012 - 7:05pm
3 years 25 weeks ago

A Frazeysburg man arrested in a drug bust learned his sentence Monday in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court.

31-year-old Jerome "J-Roc" Johnson received five years in prison for trafficking in crack cocaine and tampering with evidence.

Johnson was arrested last August after Muskingum County Sheriff Matt Lutz says Johnson sold one ounce of crack cocaine to an undercover officer. When authorities attempted to stop Johnson he led police on a short...

December 12, 2011 - 5:20pm
3 years 29 weeks ago

 A Roseville man is sentenced in Muskingum County Common Pleas Court Monday on drug charges.

44-year-old Larry Bennett received a 24 month prison term on charges of aggravated in trafficking in drugs with a school specification and aggravated possession of drugs.
 

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

Authorities seized a large amount of...

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